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Kristy Woods is a fulltime instructor of mathematics at Las Positas College (LPC) in Livermore, CA. In addition to teaching math at LPC for 16 years, Kristy is the lead math faculty member for LPC’s Hispanic Serving Institution Grant, Guided Pathway’s STEM Division liaison, and serves on the Veteran’s First Advisory Board and the Engineering and Engineering Technology Advisory Board. Kristy Woods is the coordinator for LPC’s holistic Math Jam and Concurrent Supports, providing around 400 students per year with a tuition-free, rigorous math preparation instruction and essential learning skills prior to the start of the semester and during the semester to enable them to be successful in their upcoming courses. In the past, Kristy has served as the Math Department Coordinator, Curriculum and Basic Skills Committee member and curriculum support specialist. Prior to LPC, Kristy was a research specialist at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, traveling around the United States providing research and practice based professional development to large, low-performing, impoverished urban school districts as a member of the Institute for Learning. Kristy firmly believes that every student must and can learn to think mathematically. As dyslexic student who struggled to learn mathematics herself, she is dedicated to offering students a variety of learning supports, including utilizing brain research and growth mindset activities, designed to enrich, personalize and holistically support their academic success.