Kaneka believes that math can change the trajectory of a person’s life, empowering them to view themselves as capable.

For over 19 years, she has had the privilege of leading in and out of the classroom. Her journey as an educator includes experience as a classroom teacher, teacher of gifted education, elementary math coach, Title I elementary math specialist, and district math specialist. In addition to her work in local school districts, she has also served teachers as an author facilitator of math professional learning for 15 years.

Her work on the IM K–5 Curriculum amplifies her dedication to changing lives through teaching, coaching, curriculum development, and professional learning.