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Ms. Mary Jane Tappen

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Deputy Chancellor for Curriculum,...

Phone: (850) ***-****  
Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street Room 614
Tallahassee , Florida 32399
United States

Company Description: About the Florida Department of Education: The department's mission is to increase the proficiency of all students within one seamless, efficient education system...   more

Employment History

  • Executive Director of the Office for Mathematics and Science
    Florida Department of Education
  • K-12 Deputy Chancellor
    Florida Department of Education
  • Mathematics Coordinator
    Statewide Systemic Initiative
  • Math and Science Director
    Department of Education
  • Bureau Chief With the School-Improvement Office
    Department of Education
  • Deputy Chancellor for Student Achievement
    Department of Education
  • Research Associate and Bureau Chief
    School Improvement
  • Executive Director
    state Office of Mathematics
  • Executive Vice Chancellor
    K-12 News
  • Deputy Chancellor
    K-12 News
  • Deputy Chancellor for Curriculum, Instruction and Student Services

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    state DOE office of math


  • B.S.
    FSU College of Education
  • M.S. , mathematics education
    Jacksonville University
  • B.S.
    Florida State University
131 Total References
Web References
May 2013 Newsletter, 5 July 2014 [cached]
In addition, we will be hosting Florida Department of Education's Deputy Chancellor for Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Services, Mary Jane Tappen, at a Community Forum on May 6th. Ms. Tappen will discuss Common Core State Standards and how teaching, learning, and testing are going to change for all of our students.
They are "a great step forward ..., 27 Sept 2007 [cached]
They are "a great step forward for Florida," said Mary Jane Tappen, executive director of the Office for Mathematics and Science at the Florida Department of Education.
But Tappen, speaking to the board at its meeting in Tampa, cautioned that the new standards were only a first step.Teachers must be retrained, textbooks rewritten and the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test's math sections revised before the new document becomes really useful.
"We'll have lots of work to do in instruction in the classroom, in supporting teachers," Tappen said.
They will be part of the FCAT math exams starting in the 2010-11 school year, Tappen said.
First Annual K-12 Continuous Improvement Conference, 26 Sept 2005 [cached]
Name: Mary Jane Tappen, K-12 Deputy Chancellor for Student Achievement Phone: (850) 245-0509 SunCom: 205-0509 E-Mail:
Board of Directors, 27 April 2015 [cached]
Mary Jane Tappen K-12 Deputy Chancellor; Curriculum, Instructions & Student Services: FDOE
Mary Jane Tappen
Mary Jane Tappen K-12 Deputy Chancellor; Curriculum, Instructions & Student Services: FDOE Ms. Tappen's 27-year education career in Florida began as an instructional assistant in Tallahassee in 1981. She then taught for over eleven years and worked as a teacher trainer before becoming the Mathematics Coordinator of Florida's Statewide Systemic Initiative. She also served as a Research Associate and Bureau Chief in charge of School Improvement in Florida, as a Deputy Chancellor for K12 Public Schools/Student Achievement, and now leads Florida's Office of Mathematics and Science. Ms. Tappen received her B.S. from FSU and her M.S. in mathematics education at Jacksonville University.
Mary Jane Tappen, director ..., 20 Feb 2008 [cached]
Mary Jane Tappen, director of math and science for the Department of Education, said the compromise "theory" language was sent to all members of the "writers and framers" committee last Friday.She said 29 replied that the original language should be left alone, two said they would accept the compromise "rather than nothing" and seven said they had no problem with the "theory" wording.
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