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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

VCTM's Position on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Mathematics Education

The VCTM board adopted an official position on diversity, equity, and inclusion in mathematics education. Please read the position to learn more about the official actions to which we are committing in order to improve classroom practices that support equity-based mathematics teaching.

Updated Mission and Vision Statements

As part of our 2022 strategic plan, we have updated our mission and vision statements

Mission Statement: The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the public voice of mathematics education in Virginia, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning at the highest quality for all students through leadership, professional development, and research.

Vision Statement: The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the state’s leading community of educators, by educators, for the benefit of all K-16 mathematics educators. VCTM members are connected, valued, and supported to ensure all VA students have access to the highest quality mathematics teaching and learning. We envision Virginia students who are inspired by the usefulness and beauty of mathematics, empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords, and prepared as confident doers of mathematics in the changing Digital Era.

2023 Annual Conference - Reimagining Mathematics

Thanks to everyone who attended this year's VCTM conference at George Mason University.

Make plans now to attend our 2024 annual conference to be held at Virginia Commonwealth University on March 8 - 9, 2024. We hope to see you there!

2022 - 2023 Grants and Scholarships

Grant Name / Supported By Grade Band Applicants Funds Available Apply by Date Application Information Open Date

Flanagan Innovation Grant

By: Dr. Stuart Flanagan Fund

PreK - 12 Coaches, Teachers, Teacher-Leaders Maximum of $5,000 January 6, 2023 Application Information Opens September 1, 2022

Professional Development Grant


PreK - 12 Coaches, Teachers, Teacher-Leaders Maximum of $1,000 plus up to 2 additional awards of $1,000 each December 12, 2022 and April 15, 2023 Application Information Opens September 1, 2022

Ena Gross Professional Development Scholarship

By: Ena Gross and VCTM

6 - 12 Coaches, Teachers, Teacher-Leaders, Career Switchers Maximum of $2,000 plus up to 1 additional award of $2,000 December 12, 2022 and April 15, 2023 Application Information Opens September 1, 2022

Karen Dee Michalowicz First Timers Grant

By: Karen Dee Michalowicz and VCTM

PreK - 12 Coaches, Teachers, Teacher-Leaders Maximum of $1,000 to attend an NCTM conference plus up to 2 additional awards of $400 each to attend a VCTM conference or academy December 12, 2022 Application Information Opens September 1, 2022

Edward A. Anderson Scholarship

By: Edward A. Anderson and VCTM

College Full time student at a 4-year Virginia college or university Up to 3 awards of $2,000 each December 1, 2022 Application Information Opens September 1, 2022

Affiliates Grant


Affiliate Organizations Any VCTM Affiliate Organization Up to $1,500 March 31, 2023 Application Information Opens January 1, 2023

2022 Annual Conference 

On-demand viewing is now available for selected conference sessions, including our inspiring keynotes. Registered conference attendees are able to access the videos at the conference site.

2022 Awards Ceremony

We were able to honor the 2022 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!

2022 William C. Lowry Mathematics Educators of the Year

Congratulations to the following on being named the 2022 William C. Lowry Mathematics Educators of the Year. Learn more about the award here

Elementary Level: Stephanie H. Kessinger - Charles Barrett Elementary School, Alexandria City Public Schools

Middle School Level: Farr Quinn - Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School, Alexandria City Public Schools

High School Level: Nicole Justice - L.C. Bird High School, Chesterfield County Public Schools

Math Specialist Level: Kate Roscioli - Neabsco Elementary School, Prince William County Public Schools

Stephanie H. Kessinger
Farr Quinn
Nicole Justice
Kate Roscioli

2022 Board of Directors Election Results

Congratulations to our newest board members who will begin their terms on July 1, 2022.

Elementary Representative: Sarah Matthews

Middle School Representative: Jennifer Evans

Secondary Representative: Javier Cabezas

Math Specialist Representative: Michelle DeLoach

Four-Year College Representative: Darryl Corey

Javier Cabezas
Darryl Corey
Michelle DeLoach
Jennifer Evans
Sarah Matthews

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. 

Scholarship for Preservice Teachers

The Edward A. Anderson Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students studying to becoming a mathematics teacher. 

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.

Join us!

If you are already a VCTM member, thank you! If you are not currently a member, please think about joining today! 

For only $30 a year, you will become part of a community of over 1,000 mathematics educators in Virginia and:
  • Be eligible for over $7,000 in grant opportunities;
  • Receive our bi-annual AWARD-WINNING journal, the Virginia Mathematics Teacher;
  • Have online access to resources shared at over 5 years worth of annual conferences;
  • Have online access to back issues of the Virginia Mathematics Teacher and more!
For more details or to join, click the membership tab in the menu, or just click here.

Become involved!

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!

Vol. 48, No. 1 Journal

Our Vol. 48, No. 1  journal is coming soon. Members can download the full journal. 

Members can also read back issues of the Virginia Mathematics Teacher by selecting Journal from the menu. Not a member? Join today!

Local Affiliates

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. 

Upcoming events

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

Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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