The People of F.E.R.M.A.T. and the fairmath™ project.

Fairmath™ is operated by the Foundation of Education Resources for Mathematics, Achievement, and Technology, F.E.R.M.A.T. The categories are fairmath™ Contributors, F.E.R.M.A.T. Advisory Board, F.E.R.M.A.T. Board Members, and F.E.R.M.A.T. Founders

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John Schneiderman

Advisory Board of F.E.R.M.A.T.

Critically acclaimed virtuoso of plucked instruments since age nine, John Schneiderman specializes in the performance practice and repertoire of eighteenth-century lutes and nineteenth-century guitars. Based in California, Mr. Schneiderman is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician collaborating on recordings and performances throughout North America.

Beginning his performance career as a banjo, guitar, bass and fiddle player, the young Schneiderman was a familiar face on the stages of bluegrass and folk festivals throughout California. He continues his interest in early American music performing traditional Appalachian fiddle tunes in a clawhammer style on the five-string banjo.

Mr. Schneiderman studied with British guitar pedagogue and author Frederick Noad, and continued his studies at the Schola Cantorum in Basel,Switzerland, with the great modern pioneer of the baroque lute, Eugen Dombois. Mr. Dombois’ precise and detailed approach to the repertoire continues notably to influence Schneiderman’s interpretations today.

He is a member of the chamber ensembles Galanterie, and The Czar’s Guitars, and has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, Musica Angelica, Seattle Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Chanticleer, Musica Pacifica and the American Bach Soloists. His extensive discography, much of it rarely or never before recorded lute and guitar music, includes CDs on the Titanic, AudioQuest, Centaur, VGo, Profil:Edition Günter Hänssler and Dorian Sono Luminus labels. Mr. Schneiderman is currently on the faculties of the University of California, Irvine and Irvine Valley College, and has been on the faculties of Orange Coast College, California State University, Long Beach and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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Dr. Jayson Lloyd

Secretary of F.E.R.M.A.T.

I am currently working at a High School in Southern California. I have been with this district for the past 8 years and in California for 10. Originally I started my teaching career in Texas, coaching football and teaching mathematics. I have taught everything from 7th grade math to Calculus. It has been a great 17 years of touching the hearts and minds of tomorrow’s leaders. Everyday I am reminded why teaching and learning are uniquely rewarding.

On a personal note, I have lived in several different time zones and spent most of my Elementary school years on the island of Okinawa. Cultural diversity was just a part of growing up for me…but I do have a CLAD credential. I remember riding on the school bus listening to the tallest girl in the class, an African American, who was speaking fluent Japanese. I was in the fourth grade. Living as an American on a Japanese island gave me a unique opportunity to experience being the cultural minority. Having to interact in an environment that was not only foreign, but often times mystifying, made communication difficult, if not impossible. Lucky for me it was a small island.

Making it back to the mainland (the Continental United States) and moving to Texas in the sixth grade was another adventure. I learned about the proud traditions of the Texas Natives. Going to high school and college I adjusted well by playing football and listening to Country music. Being a Texas Aggie was an important part of my life and remains important as I was the President of the SoCal Aggie Alumni Club for five years and am now, an active Board member. I want to make sure A&M is ready when my child enrolls in 2024.

Andrew Shalat

Board Member of F.E.R.M.A.T.

Andrew Shalat is the author of Mac Design Out of the Box (Peachpit), and CNET’s Do It Yourself Mac Projects (McGraw-Hill), and How To Do Everything with Online Video (McGraw-Hill). He has been working as a a teacher, graphic and commercial designer and writer for over twenty years.

Mr. Shalat has been a teacher in design and art director for several magazines (Digital Imaging, MicroPublishing News, more) and book publishers. Mr. Shalat holds a Master’s degree in Literature from Brandeis University, and a B.A. in English from SUNY Stonybrook. He lectureds and has given instructional seminars on diverse subjects as Digital Imaging, Shakespeare, Rhetoric, Business Writing, Advanced Web Design, Architectural criticism, and doing your homework in a timely fashion (the last of these was a very focused audience consisting of his formerly teenaged boys). Mr. Shalat lives in Los Angeles.