Note from the Editor:
Contributors to Our Success Story
Dr. Agida Manizade
This year, the Virginia Mathematics Teacher was awarded the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ 2018 Publication Award for Outstanding Journal. Without the continued support from the mathematics community, this would not be possible. Our editorial board plays a tremendous role in keeping the Virginia Mathematics Teacher as a high-quality source of relevant information for the community. We strive to strike a balance between providing information related to mathematical content and helpful pedagogical practices in a mathematics classroom. The journal includes practitioner-oriented articles, mathematics competitions, puzzles, jokes, and other information specifically designed for mathematics teachers at all levels.
Every member of the editorial board has contributed to our success, as the award was given based on the quality of the journal publications for two consecutive years. The Virginia Mathematics Teacher has been published since 1974. Two and a half years ago, I was given the privilege to serve as Editor-In-Chief. It’s been a great pleasure to work with an extremely talented and devoted group of professionals. This group includes our first Associate Editor, Dr. Rayya Younes, a former Radford University (RU) Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, currently teaching at the University of Balamand in Lebanon. Our first Assistant Editor, Ms. Michelle Graham, a former RU graduate student of Education, is currently teaching at Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg, VA. Mr. Brian Pratt, our second Assistant Editor, a former RU undergraduate student of Biology, is currently working as a medical scribe at Lewis-Gale Medical Practices. He is applying to medical schools this year. Dr. Margie Mason, our second Associate Editor, is a Professor of Mathematics Education at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Mr. Liam Downey, a former RU graduate student of Education, who is a mathematics teacher at Blacksburg Middle School in Blacksburg, VA, plans to be a math teacher in Boston, MA next year. He was an Assistant Editor for the journal. All five contributed to our 2016 issues of the journal.
One of the main contributors for the 2017 issues of the journal is our current Associate Editor, Dr. Jean Mistele, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at RU, who joined the journal in Spring 2017. Our current Assistant Editors, Ms. Cameron Leo, a graduate student of Mathematics Education at RU, as well as Ms. Alexandra Largen, an undergraduate student of Computer Science, have been tremendous contributors in developing and designing recent issues of the journal. Last, but not least, Section Editors, Mr. Christophe Hirel, who provides critical reviews and information on cutting-edge educational technologies, and Dr. Betti Kreye, who provides suggestions and reviews of current professional literature for our audience, have been contributing to the journal for the past two and a half years.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to all of the aforementioned individuals, as well as the dozens of reviewers who have helped us produce this wonderful journal. On behalf of the editorial team, I would also like to thank the Artis College of Science and Technology and the Mathematics Education program in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership at RU, as well as the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics for their continued support.
Editor-In-Chief, VMT Journal