Kelly Wamser Remijan, PhD is a Professional Development and Curriculum Specialist with the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and Director-at-Large for the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Kelly has a passion for teaching, a love for mathematical connections, and a desire to learn from and share with others. Prior to starting her IMSA position, in 2019, Kelly was a high school mathematics teacher for 23 years. Throughout her teaching career, Kelly taught title math students and honors math students as well as students in all courses in between. In addition to teaching high school students, Kelly led PD for k-12 teachers in her role as Grant Coordinator for the Illinois Math & Science Partnership (Region V) and has worked with college students at McKendree University where she taught Methods courses and general Math courses. Kelly was a National Board-Certified teacher, was selected as a Milken National Teacher Award Winner, and represented the United States as a teacher ambassador to Japan as part of the Fulbright Memorial Fund Program. Kelly loves to share her passion for math connections with educators across the State of Illinois and beyond. Kelly has written various articles such as “Flag Designs of African Countries: Enriching the Graphing of Linear Equations and Inequalities in Algebra” published in The Lighthouse Almanac by the Benjamin Banneker Association, “Cultivating the Machining Field by Planting Seeds in the Math Classroom” published in The Record by the National Tooling and Machining Association, and “STEAMing up Linear Functions” published in Mathematics Teacher Magazine by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Lastly, Kelly has presented at various conferences across Illinois and the Nation such as “STEM Experiences for Teachers” at the 2019 National NCTM Conference in San Diego (CA) and “Meaningful Math: Activities, Applications, & Career Connections for Algebra & Geometry Concepts” presented at the 2021 National NCTM Virtual Conference. Kelly’s remote office is located in Belleville, IL near St. Louis (MO).