Maria Campitelli earned her double major Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Education from Comahue University in Argentina. She earned her Master’s in Secondary Education from the George Peabody College-Vanderbilt University. Professor Campitelli has worked as a math educator in a variety of roles. She taught high school math for 30 years, and was recognized as the 2005-2006 IBIS Teacher of the Year in addition to winning the Education of Distinction Award by the National Society of High School Scholars in 2005. She has also served as a math instructor at Catholic University in Argentina and as an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics Methods and Measurement and Assessment in Education at Miami Dade College. At the district level, she has served as a Title I Math Curriculum Specialist, Curriculum Support Specialist for Regional Centers in the Miami-Dade Public School System, and District Curriculum Support Specialist for the Miami-Dade County Public School System’s Department of Mathematics and Science, Office of Academics and Transformation. Professor Campitelli has presented at numerous conferences including NCTM, DSCTM, DCCTM in the US and Quality Leadership University in Panama. Her research interests include minimizing students’ misconceptions when teaching mathematics and development of the Electronic Base Ten Abacus. Professor Campitelli is passionate about helping students understand the importance of teaching math and science in secondary schools to foster students’ appreciation of STEM education.