Debra Rucker and Karen Boreman are co-owners of the Developmental Math Group. They co-authored the Developmental Math Assessment (DMA), 2007, 2013; Number Concept Activity Book; Bears & Chairs along with many different supporting math materials for young students.
address: PO Box 735, Hilliard, OH 43026
Debra received her master’s degree and her Ph.D. in early and middle childhood education from The Ohio State University. She served as a classroom teacher and for 20 years served as a K-12 math/science supervisor. She has taught the Pre-k to Kindergarten and the Kindergarten to Grade 3 pre-service math methods courses at The Ohio State University.
At the state level she has served on several Ohio Department of Education task force committees, the 5th Grade Ohio Achievement Test writing committee, and the 2000 NCTM Standards Roll Out Committee. She has also been active in OCTM (Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics), serving as program chairperson for the 1999 Ohio annual conference, Central Ohio director and vice president for OCTM and a speaker at numerous conferences. She also does professional development in Ohio and other states.
At the national level Debra served on the program committee for the 2006 NCTM annual conference, was co-chair for the 2001 Midwest regional NCTM conference and has presented at NCTM regional and national conferences. She also belongs to NAEYC (National Association for Education of Young Children) and presented at national conferences.
Karen was a classroom teacher for over 30 years. She has experience teaching preschool through sixth grade, with many years teaching in a multi-aged first/second grade classroom. She received the Golden Apple Award two times from Upper Arlington Schools in Ohio and the Distinguished Mentor Teacher from The Ohio State University.
Karen served as a grade level representative for several math courses of study revisions and was an early implementer for Everyday Math in Upper Arlington. Karen was on the original writing team for the Developmental Reading Assessment.
At the state level, Karen served as a math teacher leader for the Science and Math Network of Central Ohio for several years. She worked on the primary math writing committee for the state of Ohio and has presented at state conferences (OCTM and OAEYC) and conducted many professional development sessions throughout Ohio.
Nationally, Karen has presented at national conferences (NCTM and NAEYC) and conducted professional development sessions.