TODOS began in 2003 when a small group of educators met in Phoenix, AZ. Under the leadership of Founding President Miriam Levia, a need was recognized, resulting in a mission to advocate for equity and high-quality mathematics education for all students— in particular, Latina/o students. Today I think that mission must go beyond the walls of the classroom to advocating for fairness in life and freedom from discrimination and marginalization. It’s been stated that America is currently dealing with two viruses, COVID-19 and racism. Indeed, the events of the past few months and days have made far too many inequalities and injustices visible.

This is the lens by which I’m beginning my tenure as President of TODOS, and I accept the challenge. We can no longer believe that a focus on curriculum, instruction, and assessment will be enough to prepare our children for survival in the world. We need anti-racist conversations for ourselves and our children. TODOS will continue to develop new products and professional learning opportunities for teachers, leaders, and families so that every child can succeed in school, in their careers, and in life.

Be well, be safe, and be hopeful!

Dr. Linda M. Fulmore