Richard Burke is a lifetime Seattle resident and active parent of three students in Seattle Public Schools. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington, and is the Vice President of Measurement Technology NW, Inc., specializing in the design and manufacture of dynamic heat transfer instrumentation. Richard’s volunteer work in education includes PTA Co-President at North Beach Elementary, serving on Seattle School District’s Math Adoption Committee, and past member of Washington State Board of Education Math Panel.
Bob Dean holds a BA in Mathematics from California State University at Long Beach and a MA in Teaching from Grand Canyon University. He has taught high school math for 18 years and has 17 years experience in the home building industry. Bob is heavily involved in math education issues and has studied the education systems of numerous countries, including observing the Mukonoso high school in Amagaski, Hyogo Japan. Bob has testified before the WA State Legislature several times and has published numerous op-ed articles about math education. He was a presenter to the WA State Legislature and the WA Association of School Administrators and selected to be on the WA State Math Standards Revision Team. He is currently the math department chair at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, WA, and serves on the WA State Math Advisory Panel. http://www.bob-dean.com/
Cliff Mass is a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington. He has a B.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, and specializes in numerical weather prediction and the weather of the western U.S. http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~cliff/cliffpage2.html