# Sarah Sword

CME Project Developer

Sarah Sword taught an Algebra 2 class in which a ninth grader said, "Sometimes I get the what and the how, but not the why. Sometimes I get the why but not the how. Sometimes I don't even get the what." She often thought of this student's statement while working as a graduate student and post-doctoral fellow on the revision of the middle school *Connected Mathematics* Project. She continued to think about this while she worked on the high school program, the *CME Project*. At EDC, Sarah directs the Mathematics Curriculum Program, a program for K-12 curriculum implementation, and the Center for the Scholarship of School Mathematics, which focuses on the mathematical preparation of mathematics educators.