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William C. Lowry Math Educator of the Year

Each year, VCTM recognizes a classroom teacher on the elementary, middle, secondary, university, and math specialist/coach level for his or her outstanding work in the field of mathematics.

One teacher selected from each of the five categories may be awarded the VCTM William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year Award.  All awards are announced in the Spring of each year at the annual conference.

Nominations are currently being accepted.

Go here to nominate a deserving educator!

The qualifications for the award are as follows:

  • The nominee must have a minimum of five years teaching experience and be a current classroom teacher, work with students as a math resource teacher or be a math specialist.
  • The nominee must have made notable accomplishments in teaching mathematics. 
  • The nominee may be nominated by a sponsor or may make a self-nomination. (Anyone who is a member of VCTM, a school division superintendent, a school principal or headmaster, a supervisor, director of instruction, a college dean or department head or the president of any NCTM affiliated group may sponsor a candidate.) 
  • The awardee must be a VCTM member. They can join after the nomination is made.

Congratulations to our 2019 Awardees

Elementary School: Stacey Ashikis, Chesterfield 

Middle School: Andrew Volk, Lynchburg City

High School: Jennifer Ray, Chesterfield County

Math Specialist: Justin Maffei, Warren County

College: Frank Wright, Mountain Empire Community College

Stacey Ashikis, Elementary Mathematics Educator of the Year
Justin Maffei, Mathematics Specialist Educator of the Year
Jen Ray, High School Mathematics Educator of the Year
Andrew Volk, Middle School Mathematics Educator of the Year
Frank Wright, College Mathematics Educator of the Year

The educator of the year award is named in honor of Dr. William C. Lowry. Learn more about Dr. Lowry's impact on mathematics education in Virginia in this journal dedication.

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

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