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Orton, Chase

Chase Orton

Chase Orton’s unique career path has been guided by his passion for creating productive and inspired math classrooms that are engaging and fulfilling for both students and their teachers.

After graduating from Wheaton College in Norton, MA, he embarked on a 12-year journey as a math teacher at three different schools: The Forman School in Litchfield, CT; The Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center in Estes Park, CO; and Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale, CA. In 2012, Chase founded Mobius Educational Consulting and ventured out as an independent collaborator with different non-profits and school districts in California. He’s worked as an instructional coach for Los Angeles Education Partnership and the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. He partnered with the Center for Mathematics and Teaching as lead author of MathLinks, a comprehensive middle school math curriculum. He is a Desmos Fellow and a Certified Facilitator for Illustrative Mathematics.

As an accomplished facilitator of lesson study for K-12 math teachers, Chase currently invests his professional time partnering with districts who are interested in taking a teacher-centered, teacher-directed approach to professional development. The Imperfect and Unfinished Teacher of Mathematics is his first book.

An aspiring storyteller, Chase lives on the road and is currently collecting stories from math teachers all over the country. Interested in having Chase come visit you? He would love to hear from you. You can follow Chase on Twitter (@mathgeek76) and online at He shares his stories from the road on Instagram (@TheTravelingStoop).