Our Team

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Jonathan (Jon) Wray

Jon Wray is a co-founder of the Core Challenge.  He is the Instructional Facilitator of Secondary Mathematics for the Howard County Public School System (Ellicott City, MD) and currently serves as the president-elect of the Association of Maryland Mathematics Teacher Educators, an affiliate of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.  Wray was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (April 2012-2015).  His other roles include:  author, consultant, and national speaker on topics related to technology, equity, and leadership in math education.  Jon Wray has a M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and is pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations at the Notre Dame of Maryland University (Baltimore, MD).

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William (Bill) Barnes

Bill Barnes is a co-founder of the Core Challenge.  He serves as the Coordinator of Secondary Mathematics for the Howard County Public School System (Ellicott City, MD).  Barnes is the immediate past president of the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and has served as the Affiliate Service Committee Eastern Region 2 Representative  for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  Bill Barnes has a M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and is the 2003 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

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James Marquis

James Marquis is the Executive Director of the Core Challenge and brings 20 years of executive and technology management and 12 years of non-profit experience to the project.  Marquis is the architect of the Rapids Web Publishing platform.  He is a Microsoft certified systems engineer and earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkley.

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