An experienced mathematics teacher, Tamar Avineri earned her B.A. in Applied Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego, in 1998 and her M.A. in Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2000. She taught in community colleges and Elon University for four years before joining the faculty at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) in 2004, and received National Board Certification in 2008. In addition to teaching on the residential side at NCSSM, she has been active in teaching through videoconference and reviewing and developing online courses. She is pursuing her Ph.D. program in Mathematics Education at NC State. Her research interests lie in hybrid models of online professional development for mathematics teachers.