Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Andrews Institute of Mathematics and Science Education
Texas Christian University
Ft. Worth, Texas
Current Academic Responsibilities
Dr. Quebec Fuentes teaches mathematics methods courses for undergraduate preservice teachers, graduate mathematics education courses, and an action research course. She is interested in the teaching and learning of mathematics for understanding with her research projects focusing on classroom discourse, teacher knowledge, mathematics curriculum materials, teacher self-efficacy, collaboration, and developing fraction sense.
In 2014, Dr. Quebec Fuentes received the School Science and Mathematics Association Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award. At Texas Christian University (TCU), she was a Dean’s Research and Creativity Award and Wassenich Award for Mentoring in the TCU Community nominee.
Service to SSMA and professional organizations
Dr. Quebec Fuentes just completed her term on the SSMA Finance Committee and is an active reviewer for School Science and Mathematics. She is also the current President of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in Texas (2016-2018) and has served this organization in a variety of capacities including Treasurer, Conference Program Co-chair, Conference Registration Committee, and Local Arrangements Committee. For the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Dr. Quebec Fuentes was a co-editor of the Problem Solvers Department for Teaching Children Mathematics from 2015 to 2017.
Vision for SSMA
The work of science and mathematics educators crosses multiple communities with different cultures and norms. Effectively navigating these communities and collaborating with various stakeholders is critical for the continued growth of SSMA with respect to increasing membership in number and diversity and expanding the organization’s realm of influence. With representation in the fields of science and mathematics education, SSMA is in a unique position to initiate advocacy efforts for STEM education, address issues of equity and social justice, and link the work of researchers with practitioners in the K-12 classroom.