Teacher Educator, CGI Professional Development
Tanya Blais, elementary school teacher, Ruidoso, New Mexico, was first introduced to CGI early in her career. She was amazed by the richness and depth of her students’ intuitive strategies for mathematics. CGI transformed her thoughts about teaching mathematics and began an exciting 25-year process where she has delved deeply into children’s mathematical thinking and how she can be most effective with her students. CGI has been the mainstay of her math instruction in grades 1 – 4. Mrs. Blais loves the professional collaboration and learning that occurs during her facilitation of CGI professional development. She has a heart to reach as many students as possible, both directly when she works with students and indirectly by leading professional development. She has been teaching CGI PD sessions since 2005.