# Steven Leinwand

**Steve Leinwand **is Principal Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research in Arlington, Virginia and the author of *Accessible Mathematics* and *Sensible Mathematics*, and coauthor of *Developing Numerical Fluency*. Steve served as Mathematics Supervisor in the Connecticut Department of Education for 22 years and is a former president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. In 2021, he was awarded the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Lifetime Achievement Award.

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