Don Budinger

Don Budinger

Chairman and Founding Director

Thank you for bearing with us as we completed a significant transition over the last 18 months.  We are happy to report we are up and running in a new location with renewed energy and commitment to achieve our vision:

To improve Arizona’s pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public education system so that it is widely recognized as one of the best in the country.

Our former programs, now being managed by MCESA, continue to work on the ground – – in the classroom every day improving math proficiency and building exemplary school leaders. Meanwhile, our efforts have shifted to focus on how best to achieve our ambitious but critical mission and improve the entire K-12 public education system.

We know we can’t do it alone so our first step was to form an alliance with the Arizona Community Foundation and the Ellis Center for Educational Excellence to leverage our collective investment capacity.  We also jointly created the Bert A. Getz Center for Collaborative Philanthropy where we intend to engage with others who share our mission.

We look forward to seeing you in our new home located at

2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 403

Phoenix, AZ   85016


And please visit our website frequently as we will be posting updates on our activities.

New Initiative Partnerships

We are pleased to announce that the Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA) is now leading the Math 2020 Program and the Rodel Exemplary Principal initiative

Principal Initiative

The program will keep the Rodel name and content, only the training provider will change. Follow the link below for more information about MCESA, seminars and the continuation of the Rodel Exemplary Principal initiative.

Math 20/20

MCESA has been our trusted delivery partner for Math 20/20 since its inception. They share our belief in the value and impact of high-quality professional mathematics instruction for students, teachers and school leaders alike.

Math 20/20 will retain the Rodel name and content with MCESA supporting and augmenting the delivery of the program.  

Follow the link below for more information about MCESA and the Rodel Math 20/20 initiative.

Teacher Initiative

Our transition brings with it the completion of the Rodel Exemplary Teacher initiative.  The best practices developed will live on and evolve to achieve maximum impact.


Math Power Book

Orders for digital (PDF) versions of the book are available at both the iTunes bookstore and on Amazon. Follow the links below to purchase digital versions of the Math Power Book for your tablet or phone. Hard copies are not available at this time.