A. Tremain Nelson
Tremain has a passion for education that has been apparent through his service as a teacher, administrator, and educational consultant in the K-12 community for over 15 years. As a teacher, he worked closely with low-income high school math students that were taking Algebra for the second and sometimes third time. During his teaching career he was able to build relationships with students and incorporate research-based instructional strategies that resulted in superior state exam pass rates with his students year after year. His classroom was so effective that it was featured on Annenberg’s Insights into Algebra Workshop Series and is still in use as a professional development tool for teachers wanting to improve their instructional practice. As an administrator, he worked closely with instructional leaders and teaching staff to ensure high quality lesson preparation and delivery occurred every day. He oversaw compliance with campus, district, state, and federal policies, as well as monitored the success of instructional programs and other campus goals. He has developed and coordinated the selection of appropriate programs and strategies, such as RTI, pull-outs, before/after school tutorials, Saturday Academy, Title I, Data Teams, new teacher induction, professional development, and the acquisition of instructional materials and resources. As an educational consultant, Tremain has provided professional development services that resulted in improved student achievement, instructional practices, and leadership decisions in the areas of K-12 mathematics, data driven Instruction, state standards, assessments, and research- based Instructional strategies for school districts in Texas, California, Hawaii, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and more. He has also served as a speaker at NCTM, ASCD, CAMT, TASSP, NASBE, and other education conferences. Outside of public education, Tremain enjoyed serving as the Director of Operation for Princeton Review in Houston, TX where he recruited, hired, and supervised over 100 teachers, tutors, and course operations managers in the development and maintenance of effective test preparation courses for the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and the MCAT. Tremain also enjoyed working as a Systems Engineer for Lockheed Martin at NASA’s Johnson Space Center where he was responsible for monitoring workstation and telemetry performance between the Mission Control Center and the International Space Station. His former work as an engineer continues to fuel his passion for the integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into the K-12 curriculum.. Tremain is always ready to share his passion for making a difference in the lives of students. His passion can be seen in every opportunity he gets to create high-quality instructional opportunities for teachers, students, and instructional leaders. He continues to provide consultation and coaching at the state, district, and campus levels that results in systematic change around the execution of professional learning communities and math instruction. When he is not working, Tremain can be found spending time with his wife and young daughter. He is active in church, enjoys fitness, loves to shop, and appreciates quiet time at home engrossed in a good book.