The Number Street Math Academy instructors believe in the abilities of every child and that every child is capable of rigorous problem solving and critical thinking.

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Jenny Tsankova

                      Director

Dr. Jenny K. Tsankova is an associate professor of Mathematics Education at Roger Williams University in Bristol RI, and teaches the mathematics methods courses for elementary and secondary preservice teachers. 

Dr. Tsankova is a Director of Master’s Program in Mathematics Education, author, conference state and national speaker, and serves on the boards of state and national organizations.  She models lessons, consults, and provides inservice training for teachers in various school systems in Massachusetts. 

Dr. Tsankova strongly believes that all children can learn mathematics deeply and at the same time enjoy wrestling with challenging problems.

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Desi Stakeva

                      Teacher

Desi Stakeva has a Master’s of Science Degree in Mathematics Education from Simmons College. She is currently an 8th grade Math teacher at New Heights Charter School in Brockton.

She strongly believes that all children can learn mathematics deeply and at the same time enjoy wrestling with challenging problems.

Desi Stakeva is a regular participant in mathematics education conferences and cutting edge professional development. She brings knowledge and experience of Singapore Math and best practices.

Viktor Tsankov

                      Teacher

Mr. Tsankov is our mathematician extraordinaire. He teachers our Calculus courses and prepares our students for the SAT exams.

​Mr. Tsankov has had an extensive experience in teaching high school and adult college CAGS classes.

Our students enjoy his teaching style and personality.

 

Jenny Stakeva

                      Teacher

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Miss Jenny has supported Number Street Math for the past seven years. She co-taught and substitute-taught at the academy while still attending Oliver Ames High School. She completed her undergraduate degree at UMass Amherst majoring in Mathematics and Secondary Education. She graduated in 2021 with a Master's degree in Mathematics Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently, Miss Jenny is a high-school teacher at Hanover High School, MA and an adjunct professor at Roger Wulliams University.
Miss Jenny offers an upbeat, positive personality that our students look forward to!