Chadd McGlone, PhD
Chadd McGlone is co-founder and Executive Director of Teachers2Teachers-International (T2T-I), as well as creator of Global Math Stories. Before founding T2T-I in 2013, Chadd taught middle school mathematics and science for more than 15 years. He is also president of the North American chapter of the International Study Group on Ethnomathematics. Chadd has worked to help teachers make global connections in their classrooms and has delivered numerous presentations and workshops around the U.S. and in other countries. Chadd earned his Ph.D. in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently lives in Chapel Hill with three other Global Math Stories authors: his wife, Jenny, and daughters, Charlotte and Helen.
Jenny McGlone, PhD
Jenny McGlone is co-founder and Communications Advisor who has a professional background in psychology. She worked in university counseling centers around the U.S., where her job responsibilities included teaching undergraduate courses, supervising clinical psychology graduate students, and providing individual and group psychotherapy. She also worked with academically struggling college students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 2010 to 2014, she taught high school psychology. Jenny earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Davidson College, a Master’s Degree in General Psychology from Wake Forest University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She lives in Chapel Hill, N.C., with Chadd, their two daughters, and the various animals that those daughters adopt.
Manuela Cea-Poblete is Guatemala Country Director with over ten years of experience in partnership building and creative youth program development, gained in various NGOs and non-profits around the world. A Chilean and Londoner, Manuela has always had strong connections with the Latin American community and spent two years traveling and working in the region with the long-standing dream of living there permanently. This dream was realised in 2015 when she made the move to Guatemala to work with a small social enterprise on the Pacific Coast. Manuela earned a B.A. in Multi-Media Journalism at England’s Bournemouth University as well as a Master’s Degree in Anthropology of Childhood, Youth, and Education at Brunel University in London.
Dinora Lucía Dávila Villagrán, known as Lucía, is Coordinator of Education and Impact who oversees T2T-I’s Spanish-language Global Math Stories website, Historias Mundiales de Matemática. She is a native Guatemalan who has worked as a translator and interpreter. She has volunteered with several NGOs focusing on health, social, economic, spiritual, and academic development in rural Guatemala. Lucía completed studies in linguistic sciences with an emphasis on translation and interpretation at the National State University of Guatemala.
Hans del Cid
Hans del Cid is Project Coordinator and a graduate of the National State University of Guatemala, where he completed his studies in linguistics. He has worked as a translator and interpreter on several T2T-I trips, including the inaugural one to Santa Avelina. Hans has done volunteer work in rural areas of Guatemala, as well as coordinating volunteer groups that served in a project area of the landfill area of Guatemala City.
Katie Korsyn is Education Leadership Coordinator and an international development professional with a focus in access to and quality of education. Since 2013, she has lived in Guatemala, working as a primary and early childhood educator alongside various education-focused organizations. In 2016, Katie began formalizing her own project, Camino a la Escuela, an early education program for those at high risk of becoming child workers. She has participated in conferences, projects, and trainings to encourage progressive education in Guatemala, especially promoting indigenous-language education. Originally from Philadelphia, Katie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Development with a minor in Spanish and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Cultures from The George Washington University.
Rita McGlone is T2T-I’s Recruitment Assistant who has extensive experience in a variety of entrepreneurial settings. As a resident of Ohio, she founded two successful, self-supporting businesses in massage therapy and in breeding, showing, and selling alpaca. She has also worked as a branch office administrator for Edward Jones and the 3X company. As a member of the T2T-I family (literally! she is Executive Director Chadd McGlone’s mother), Rita brings her considerable organizational skills to T2T-I’s recruitment process, serving as a point of contact for U.S. teachers who participate on trips. In her spare time, Rita enjoys being with her family, friends, and church groups, as well as traveling, reading, and helping others.
Michelle Pratico is Executive Vice President of Teachers2Teachers-International. A native Midwesterner, Michelle earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Lake Forest College in Illinois, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in Computer Graphics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has been awarded honorary membership in Associated Women in Mathematics. Michelle’s career has focused on the operational side of various businesses, and her interests put her solidly on the forefront of the emerging STEAM movement (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics).