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Janet Lynne Tassell


Janet Lynne Tassell, PhD, is an associate professor at Western Kentucky University, where she teaches elementary math methods and directs the Elementary Mathematics Specialist Endorsement program. Dr. Tassell also teaches identification and current issues courses for the university's gifted and talented master's program. She taught a semester abroad at Harlaxton College in England. Dr. Tassell has taught mathematics at the middle school and high school levels. She spent 14 years as a gifted education coordinator and director of learning and assessment, working with K-12 teachers in curriculum and professional development. She has been codirector of the Toyota Math and Technology Leadership Academy and professional development coordinator for the Javits grant Project GEMS (Gifted Education for Math and Science) initiative for grades 3-6 students. With Dr. Julia Roberts, she coauthored a chapter on mathematics differentiation menus and techniques. She led a team of 14 authors to design and write six books for grades 1-6 students to delve deeper into the Common Core mathematics standards. Dr. Tassell received a bachelor's in secondary education, a master’s in curriculum and instruction, and a PhD in curriculum and instruction from Indiana University.