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Denis Sheeran

Montclair State University
Clinical Specialist, Mathematics Consultant
Denis Sheeran is a faculty member in the Mathematics Department at Montclair State University, and is the author of two books for teachers, Instant Relevance, Using Today's Experiences to Teach Tomorrow's Lessons, and Hacking Mathematics: 10 Problems That Need Solving. He teaches pre-service math teachers as well as delivers mathematics professional development to teachers and administrators. He has presented at the national level, including engagements with NCTM/NCSM and at statewide professional development conferences in 20 states. But his true passion is for working with teams of teachers in their school environments to improve math instruction, classroom culture, and content relevance leading to a passion for learning math in students.
Denis is finishing his Ed.D and has a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education with a minor in Music. Prior to his current work with school districts, he supervised mathematics departments in several school districts in NJ and taught high school math, from Algebra to Advanced Placement, for thirteen years at Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, Illinois where he also coached the boys cross country and track & field teams. He lives in Sparta, NJ with his wife, four children, and two cats.