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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
  • 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
  • Mathematics Coordinator
    Statewide Systemic Initiative
  • Executive Director
    state Office of Mathematics
  • Research Associate and Bureau Chief
    School Improvement
  • Executive Director
    Florida Citizens
  • 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
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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:
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. News, 1 Feb 2003 [cached]
"By far, the majority of the services and attention has been on the elementary schools," said Mary Jane Tappen, bureau chief with the Department of Education's school-improvement office."We've always served the high schools, but we've just had fewer failing high schools in the past."
During his first term, Gov.Jeb Bush focused primarily on getting all pupils to read by age 9.The Legislature passed laws requiring schools to hold back poor-reading fourth-graders and then changed the law to affect third-graders.
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