The Vermont Mathematics Initiative

Now in our 25th Year

Supporting excellence in mathematics teaching & learning in Vermont and New Hampshire classrooms, schools and districts.

Our Initiatives

The Vermont Mathematics Initiative (VMI) is dedicated to improving mathematics teaching and learning through a variety of initiatives. 

These include:

  • The VMI Masters Program –  a comprehensive program dedicated to building systemic capacity by training current and aspiring K-12 mathematics teacher leaders.
  • Outreach and contribution to statewide initiatives in Vermont.
  • Targeted mathematics education support to schools and districts
  • A variety of recertification courses designed specifically for mathematics teachers


Partnering with teachers, schools, districts, state organizations, and institutions of higher learning to support deep mathematics learning for all students.


Participants learn from mathematicians representing Northern Vermont University, St. Michael’s College, University of Vermont, Westport St. and, Middlebury College.

Math Educators

VMI award winning mathematics educators have decades of experience working in all areas of mathematics education.

Honoring Traditions

VMI is celebrating its 25th year and continues the traditions established by its founders of providing comprehensive professional development in mathematics with the overarching goal of systemic improvement in mathematics teaching and learning.

What We Do

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The VMI Masters Program

A comprehensive 3-year masters program focusing on effective mathematics instruction for all students, mathematics content, teacher leadership, and mathematics education research.

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Courses and Programs

Courses designed for mathematics teachers addressing a variety of mathematical content and instructional topics.

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School and District Support

Working with schools and districts to design math PD experiences for teachers and leaders and support systemic change. 


Mathematician with pencil

Wow, what a pleasure to have taken part in such a well thought out and organized program. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with both Fran and Bill.

– Member of 2020 Vermont Cohort

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I am always looking for ways to better engage students in math and to ground my teaching in a conceptually based understanding of math ideas. I have found just the professional community I was looking for at VMI.

– Member of 2020 Vermont Cohort

Get In Touch

Since its inception in 1999, the VMI has been dedicated to improving student learning in mathematics for all students and to building leadership capacity in Vermont Schools. Presently, we are expanding this work into New Hampshire. Interested in learning more about our Masters Program or the other services we provide to mathematics educators and leaders? Send us a message by clicking below!