Achieving Success in College Math

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Math readiness is a complex problem, yet a simple and collaborative solution has been implemented and led by SCC so that students can be more prepared for college-level math. SCC does this because student success is at the heart of the college's mission.

Participating Schools

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About the People

Dr. Joyce Lindstrom, professor of math, leads the project and initially challenged the college’s math faculty to come up with a program that would benefit students. Joyce has more than 45 years of experience in teaching; she has achieved a number of accomplishments and is the recipient of ACCT’s 2010 William H. Meardy Faculty Member Award, as well as the ACCT Central Regional Faculty Member Award. Her energy and dedication to improving the process of teaching and learning at St. Charles Community College is inspirational to faculty and students alike.

Jackie Radle, SCC adjunct faculty member, is one of the key presenters for the program. She has taught at both the high school and college level. Jackie was named Adjunct Faculty of the Year in 2008 in part due to her role in developing this program and now she has presented this program to more than 5,000 local high school students.

Kathy Strautz, SCC adjunct faculty member, has more than 30 years of teaching experience in middle and high schools in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. She has been teaching at SCC since 2005 and has presented SCC's Achieving Success in College Math program to more than 1,200 local high school students.


Contact Info

SCC Math Department
Phyllis Marchand

SCC Foundation
Tara Cochran

Math Teachers

What math teachers have said:

"I have tried to tell my students how important math is in being prepared for college, but it always hits home more when someone else tells them."

"Some of the information was new. The sample placement/assessment test gave them a realistic idea on what they need to know."