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Kassia Omohundro Wedekind
Kassia Omohundro Wedekind spent many wonderful years as a classroom teacher and math coach in Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia and now splits her time between being an independent math coach and an editor at Stenhouse Publishers. Her favorite days are spent in classrooms learning from the many ways children talk, listen and negotiate meaning together.
Kassia and her co-author, Christy Thompson, met at Bailey’s Elementary School where they learned together and became friends through book studies, co-teaching math together, and participating in a series of particularly grueling after school yoga classes. Later Kassia became a math coach and Christy became a literacy coach at Belvedere Elementary School where they explored a mutual interest in building classroom communities rooted in discourse and exploring the crossover between math and literacy.
Kassia is also the author of Math Exchanges: Guiding Young Mathematicians in Small-Group Meetings and a chapter co-author of Choral Counting and Counting Collections:Transforming the PreK-5 Math Classroom.
Kassia lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, Aron, who shares her love of sushi and coffee (but not served together). Their children, Louisa and Frank, are skeptical of sushi and prefer hot chocolate. They all share a love of going to the farmers’ market on Saturday mornings where they eat chocolate croissants and almost never buy vegetables.