The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics is an organization for ALL mathematics teachers in Virginia, from Elementary through College, from public or private, from pre-service to veteran. If you are not currently a member, please consider joining today! If you are a member, use this site to access our journal, find resources from past conferences, and apply for grants and other awards.
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The Latest from VCTM
Nominate an Outstanding Educator
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year award. Each year, VCTM may recognize an educator on the elementary, middle, secondary, college/university and math specialist/coach level for his/her outstanding work in the field of mathematics education.
We were able to honor the 2020 and 2021 recipients of our grants, scholarships, and awards -- including the Mathematics Educators of the Year, Edward A. Anderson Scholarship winners, and the Virginia finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching -- at a virtual award ceremony. Congratulations to all the awardees and thank you for all you do for our students in Virginia!
2021 William C. Lowry Mathematics Educators of the Year
Congratulations to the following on being named the 2021 William C. Lowry Mathematics Educators of the Year. Learn more about the award here.
Elementary Level: Linda Haselton - Nathanael Greene Elementary School, Greene County Public Schools
Middle School Level: Dianna J. Avents - Churchland Middle School, Portsmouth Public Schools
High School Level: Heather Key - Hickory High School, Chesapeake Public Schools
High School Level: Ashley Karraro - West Springfield High School, Fairfax County Public Schools
Math Specialist Level: Holly Tate - Ferdinand T. Day Elementary Schol, Alexandria City Public Schools
College/University Level: Dr. Daniel Fritz - Virginia State University
2021 Board of Directors Election Results
Congratulations to our newest board members who will begin their terms on July 1, 2021.
President-Elect: Agida Manizade
Secretary: Kim Bender
NCTM Representative: Skip Tyler
Elementary Representative: Scarlett Kibler
Middle School Representative: Kathleen Stoebe
Secondary Representative: Fallon Graham
Two-Year College Representative: Nikki Harris
Four-Year College Representative: Toni Sorrell
Ongoing Grants, Scholarships, and awards
Grant and Scholarship Opportunities for Mathematics Educators
VCTM provides several grants for Virginia's mathematics educators. Select Grants and Scholarships from the menu to learn more. Most of these are only available to current VCTM members--one more reason to join us today!
Flanagan Innovation Grant: This $5,000 grant is designed to support educators who wish to create a meaningful, innovative project to enhance mathematics instruction.
Karen Dee Michalowicz 1st Timers Grant: These grants are designed to support attendance at an upcoming NCTM or VCTM conference.
Professional Development Grant: These $1,000 grants will support attendance at conferences or workshops, tuition, reimbursement for mathematics education courses, or other professional development opportunities. Applications are accepted on a continual basis.
Ena Gross Professional Development Scholarship: this scholarship will provide funding towards tuition reimbursement for teachers seeking to add an endorsement to teach middle or high school mathematics or for career switchers seeking to become endorsed to teach mathematics.
William C. Lowry Mathematics Educators of the Year
Each year, VCTM awards the Educator of the Year to a teacher at each of the following levels: elementary, middle, high, math specialist, university.
To learn more about the award or see our past winners, go here.
Mathematics Beauty Contest for Students
VCTM is proud to sponsor the mathematics beauty contest for teachers. Each spring, we pose problems for a variety of grade bands that promote problem solving.
Learn about the contest or see past winners by visiting the math beauty contest page.
If you are already a VCTM member, thank you! If you are not currently a member, please think about joining today!
For only $20 a year, you will become part of a community of over 1,000 mathematics educators in Virginia and:
For more details or to join, click the membership tab in the menu, or just click here.
We are always looking for members who want to get more involved in helping us be the best organization we can possibly be.
There are lots of volunteer opportunities available from helping at our conference, to reviewing grant applications, to chairing a committee, to running for a position on the executive board.
To let us know of any areas where you would be able to help out, access your profile, select edit profile, and then scroll down to see the variety of volunteer opportunities we have available. Check a few boxes and click submit.
Thanks in advance!
VCTM's local affiliate groups are hard at work planning their professional development events and conferences. Learn more about these events on our affiliates page.
Affiliates should also consider applying for our Affiliate Grant, designed to help grow membership in your local organization.