THE QTEL TEAM
Research Associate in Mathematics
Guillermo Lopez is a Research Associate II in Mathematics for the Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) initiative within WestEd's English Learner and Migrant Education Services.
He works directly with schools and districts to support mathematics teachers and associated staff in implementing QTEL approaches through professional development, coaching, data analysis, and curriculum redesign. He also supports the design of educative curriculum materials that expand the expertise of mathematics teachers to support their English Learners in simultaneous ways focused around developing conceptual, analytic, and linguistic practices through participation in classroom lessons characterized by quality interactions.
His previous work experience, which guides his practice and research, revolves around different areas within math education. He was a secondary math teacher for more than 15 years, an adjunct math professor at the community college, a director of math instruction, a school administrator, a STEM research assistant, and a former math methods adjunct and advisor for graduate students.
He received a BS in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles, MAs from Stanford University and Claremont Graduate University (CGU), and is currently pursuing his PhD in STEM Education from CGU.