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VCTM June 2014

June 17, 2014 10:35 PM | Diane Leighty (Administrator)

Message from the President

The end of this month marks the end of my term as president.  It has been an honor to serve this organization and I look forward to serving the organization in different capacities.  Cathy Shelton will be assuming the office of president as of July 1.  She will provide great leadership and I am excited to see what new things VCTM has in store.

--Ian Shenk                                      


Website Updates

We recently collected survey data to check the pulse of our membership.  One of the common themes was to continue working to make the website more user-friendly and easier to navigate.  We’ve been gradually making changes to hopefully address these concerns.  Check out www.vctm.org and then let us know what you think!


2014 Annual Conference

We just want to send one last thank you to everyone who made our Spring Conference a success.  At our last Board meeting, we received a final report.  We had 962 attendees and 150 sessions.  A very special thanks is extended to LouAnn Lovin, Kyle Schultz and VVCTM.


Election Results. 

Beth Williams reported the following election results. All of the following will be serving two year terms.  Please congratulate them and thank them for their willingness to serve.  If you are interested in running for office in the spring, please contact Ian Shenk.

  • Elementary Representative - Eric Imbrescia
  • Middle School Representative - Anita Lockett
  • Secondary Representative - Bill Eggl
  • Four Year College Representative - Melva Grant
  • Mathematics Specialist - Spencer Jamieson


Save the Date! 

Because VCTM is one of the hosts for the regional conference (see below), in March we will sponsor an Academy rather than the Spring Conference. The dates are March 6-7, 2015 and the location is Virginia Beach.  There will be grade band themes for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 and above.  Stay tuned for more information but mark it on your calendar now.


Regional NCTM Conference in Richmond Registration is now open!

VCTM and The Greater Richmond Council of Teachers of Mathematics are co-host organizations for the NCTM Regional Conference in Richmond on November 12-14.  This is a wonderful opportunity in our own backyard.  Join us to hear presentations by Dan Meyer, Diane Briars, Skip Fennell, Linda Gojak, Steve Leinwand, Cathy Seeley, and Stuart Murphy as well as Virginia’s own Michael Bolling, LouAnn Lovin, and Joy Whitenack.  Go to http://www.nctm.org/Richmond/ to:

Let’s make this NCTM’s most successful conference yet!!


NASA STEM Teacher Professional Development Program. 

Professional development can include a visit to NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA and service as an ambassador of NASA content at Busch Gardens during NASA Days on Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. Teachers interested in serving as an ambassador for NASA are invited to a face-to-face teacher workshop at NASA Langley Research Center on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 from 10am to 2pm.  Please contact NASA education specialist Marilé Colón Robles for more information Marile.ColonRobles@nasa.gov or at (757) 864-8672


How you can help VCTM

VCTM completely relies on our membership to be a successful organization.  Here are some ways you can help:

  • Share these updates with colleagues.
  • Make sure your contact information is up-to-date on our website.  Include a personal e-mail address if possible.
  • Volunteer to work at the NCTM Regional Conference in Richmond.
  • Serve on a committee.
  • Nominate a colleague or yourself for one of our grants or awards.
  • Run for a position on our executive board.  For our next election cycle, we will be seeking nominees for President, Secretary, NCTM Rep, Elementary Rep, Middle School Rep, Secondary Rep, 2-Year College Rep, and 4-Year College Rep.

Any help you can provide will ensure that VCTM remains an active and vital organization.


For questions about any of the items, to volunteer for a committee, or to express interest in serving on the executive board, please contact us at vctmath@gmail.com.


Thanks for all you do for mathematics education!

Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics
PO Box 73593
Richmond, VA 23235

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