The Scottish Mathematical Council is delighted to announce that Carol Lyon will succeed Dr Chris Pritchard as Chair from 1 August 2019.
Carol is an exceptionally experienced primary specialist who has taught all stages and worked in a range of schools as a class teacher, principal teacher and staff tutor. In 2008, she was appointed Education Support Officer (Numeracy) with Angus Council. Following a short secondment to Education Scotland, she returned to Angus in 2015 as Schools & Learning Support Officer (STEM). Her current role of Schools & Learning Support Officer (Improvement) includes leading ‘a relentless focus of improving learning and teaching in numeracy’ across the Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative.
Carol has served on the SMC since 2015. She is the inaugural editor of the Scottish Mathematical Council Primary Journal and a member of the editorial team for the senior journal. Carol will be the first woman and the first primary specialist to chair the Council, and we hope that her appointment will send a further signal to primary teachers of the commitment of the SMC to support the learning and teaching of mathematics in primary schools.