SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Research in Mathematics Education


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Brea Ratliff

Secondary Mathematics Research Coordinator

M.Ed., University of Texas at Arlington
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Brea Ratliff is the Secondary Mathematics Research Coordinator. In the last thirteen years of her career, she has had the opportunity to teach mathematics in both traditional and non-traditional settings. After graduating from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education, she taught and coached teachers in the study of mathematics at every grade level, and is certified by the state of Texas to teach Mathematics in grades 1 through 12. In recent years, she has written mathematics curricula for the Dallas Independent School District as well as Big Thought, a local non-profit organization. From 2011 - 2013 she served as the DeSoto ISD K-12 mathematics supervisor, while completing her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012. 

Brea is active in many professional affiliations as a board member and Southwest regional representative for the Benjamin Banneker Association, a national organization focused on improving mathematics education for African American students. Her experience as a member of the state review panel to evaluate mathematics instructional materials for the Texas Education Agency has given her insight on how to improve instruction for students and encourage teachers to transform traditional styles of delivery.