Cheryl Tobey

Leadership for Learning Innovation

Project Director

E-mail Cheryl.

Tel: 207-588-5028

Mailing Address:

36 Brunswick Avenue
Gardiner, Maine 04345

Cheryl Tobey is an expert on diagnostic and formative assessment practices and the development of materials and professional development for math educators.

Tobey is a Mathematics Specialist for two projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)—Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom: Engaging Teachers and Students (FACETS) and Differentiated Professional Development: Building Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching Struggling Students (DPD)—as well as the Eliciting Mathematical Misconceptions (EM2) study funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and Developing and Supporting Assessment Practices (DSAP) funded by Maine’s State Department of Education.

From 2009 to 2013, Tobey was the Implementation Director for Pathways to Math Achievement, a multiyear Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and islands (REL-NEI) study funded by IES, coordinating with the online algebra course provider and REL-NEI researchers to design and carry out the monitoring plan.

A widely published author, Tobey's works by Corwin include Bringing Math Students into the Formative Assessment Equation published in 2015; a four-book series published in 2014 Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core (Grades K–2, Grades 3–5, Grades 6–8, and high school); A Leader's Guide to Mathematics Curriculum Topic Study; and Mathematics Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning. She has also written many articles, including "Developing Self-Regulating Learners: The Critical Role of Feedback" (ASCD Express).

Before joining EDC, Tobey was Senior Program Director for Mathematics at the nonprofit Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) where she directed the mathematics section, of NSF-funded Curriculum Topic Study, and two Title IIA State Mathematics and Science Partnership projects. Tobey was Co-Principal Investigator for MMSA’s Local Systemic Change Initiative, Broadening Educational Access to Mathematics in Maine. Before joining MMSA in 2001, Tobey was a high school and middle school mathematics educator for 10 years.

She received a BS in secondary mathematics education from the University of Maine at Farmington and an MEd from City University in Seattle.