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About Amber Candela

Dr. Candela’s background in education stems from her time as a middle school educator. She graduated with her Bachelors in mathematics with a minor in education from St. Bonaventure University in western New York; she then moved to Charlotte, NC to teach seventh grade mathematics at a middle school. After that, she moved to Boone, NC to receive a Master's degree in mathematics education at Appalachian State University. Upon graduating, she moved to New York City where she taught eighth grade mathematics for three years at a school in Spanish Harlem. She then decided that  she wanted to have greater impact on the education of future mathematics teachers, at all levels, and so she went to the University of Georgia to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics education. While at UGA, she taught various mathematics methods classes for elementary and secondary mathematics majors and participated in research around mathematics teachers’ use and implementation of high-cognitive demand tasks. Upon graduating in 2014, she accepted a position as an assistant professor of mathematics education at UMSL.

While at UMSL, she has designed and implemented methods classes for elementary education majors, and prospective middle and secondary mathematics teachers. Her current research interests include: using an observation protocol as a means to support teachers' use of high cognitive demand tasks, the professional development of mathematics teachers at all levels, and prospective as well as in-service teachers’ use and implementation of high-cognitive demand tasks.

Positions

August 2014 - Present Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
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Present Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Education
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August 2010 - June 2014 Graduate Assistant, University of Georgia
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August 2007 - June 2010 Graduate Assistant, NYC Department of Education
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August 2003 - June 2005 Mathematics Teacher, Lake Norman Charter School
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Education

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2010 - 2014 PhD, University of Georgia ‐ Mathematics Teacher Education
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2005 - 2007 MA, Appalachian State University ‐ Mathematics Education
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1999 - 2003 BA, St. Bonaventure University ‐ Mathematics
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Contact Information

Phone: 314-516-6095

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