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NCCTM Awards and Special Recognitions

Rankin Award

The Rankin Award is designed to recognize and honor individuals for their outstanding contributions to NCCTM and to mathematics education in North Carolina. Presented in the fall at the State Mathematics Conference, the award, named in memory of W. W. Rankin, Professor of Mathematics at Duke University, is the highest honor NCCTM can bestow upon an individual.

Download a nomination form

2014 Recipients: Ron Preston, East Carolina University, and Rose Sinicrope, East Carolina University

Past Winners

2013 Ray Jernigan, Julie Kolb, Dan Teague
2012 Ann Crawford, Debbie Crocker

2011 Marilyn Preddy

2010 Rebecca Caison

2009 Harold Reiter, Jane Timmerman

2008 David Royster, Jerry Taylor
2007 Ben Klein, Barbara McGill, Bill Scott
2006 Phillip Johnson, Emogene Kernodle, Bill Waters
2005 Bill McGalliard, Betty Long
2004 Randy Harter
2003 Diane Frost
2002 John Goebel, Harold Williford
2001 Ralph Willis
2000 Jan Wessell
1999 Jane R. (Betty) Barnett, Robert Joyner, Virginia Newell
1998 Roger Bruhwel
1997 Hunter Ballew, Jacquelin Nutt, Janice Richardson
1996 Richard Haworth, Peggy Rooks
1995 Claudette Brownley, Theresa Early
1994 Gilbert Casterlow, Leo Edwards, Jr., Mary Joyce Henderson

1993 Christine W. Gantt, Joyce D. Hooker, Ron Marshall
1992 Annie Puett, Lee Stiff, Linda H. Sullivan
1991 Betty Robinson, Jeane Joyner
1990 Ralph DeVane, Jeanette Gann, Jean Taylor
1989 Elizabeth Frazier, Sue Sams, Olive Taylor
1988 Gerry Francis, Geneva Maney
1987 Ronald Hann
1986 Joseph W. Dodson, William F. Palmer, Betty Williamson
1985 Katharine Hodgin, Ruth Rufty, Katye Sowell
1984 Miriam Leiva, John W. Ogle, Emmett Sams
1982 William Paul
1981 Elaine Bologna
1980 Robert Jones, Josie Thompson
1979 Margo Perkins
1978 John Kolb, Cleo M. Meek
1977 Ruby B. Smith, Herbert E. Speece
1976 Sybil Duckett-Gambell
1975 Annie J. Williams
1974 Marjorie Brown, William W. Rankin



Innovator Award

Since 1994, NCCTM has recognized innovative contributions to the organization and to mathematics education in the state with thre Innovator Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize and reward individuals or groups who have made an outstanding or noteworthy contribution by having founded, initiated, pioneered, or developed some program in mathematics education of service to a geographical region of the state or the entire state.

Nominations may be submitted electronically to NCCTMInnovator@gmail.com. Please include the nominee's name in the subject line. Alternatively, nominations may be mailed to:

Dr. Rose Sinicrope
Department of Math, Science, and IT Education
Flanagan 323
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

Download a Nomination Form

2014 Recipients: Drew Polly; American Mathematics Competition (AMC), NC Component

Past Winners

2013 Sid Rachlin; Editors of The Centroid
2012 Math Celebrations (Logo Contest)

2011 NC School of Science and Mathematics

2010 Vincent Snipes

2009 Archie Benton

2009 Charlotte Mathematics Club

2008 Bampia Bangura
2008 Professional Engineers of NC
2007 Susan Friel
2007 State Math Fair Committe
2006 Lothar Dohse
2006 State Mathematics Contest Committee
2005 Gail Stafford

2005 Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics
2004 Jeane Joyner
2003 Becky McLawhorn
2002 Betty Long
2001 W. Earl Mitchell, Jr
2000 Tom Blackburn and Virginia Hawn
1999 Clifford Z. Adams
1998 Harold Williford
1997 Harold B. Reiter
1996 Jerry Taylor
1995 John Goebel
1994 Ralph Willis

Outstanding Mathematics Education Student Award

In an effort to encourage student enjoyment of mathematics and mathematics education, the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics recognizes outstanding mathematics education students at colleges and universities across the state. Each college and university with a teacher education program is asked to nominate one undergraduate student worthy of this recognition. The student must be working towards elementary, middle school, or secondary certification and must be enrolled in an undergraduate program during the fall semester in which the award is to be received. The nominated students are entered into a competition with other students from their NCCTM region. One student is selected from each region, and the winning students are invited to attend the State Mathematics Conference in October where they are recognized and receive their awards.

Download Nomination forms: Nomination Form and Student's Form.

One is to be filled out by the student nominee and one by the Department Chair or Program Coordinator. Materials may be submitted electronically to NCCTMOutstandingStudent@gmail.com. Please include the nominee's name in the subject line. Alternatively, hard copies of the nomination materials may be mailed to:

Dr. Todd Abel
Department of Mathematical Sciences
342 Walker Hall
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

2014 Recipients: Ashley Alston, North Carolina A&T State University; Rebekah Currie, East Carolina University; Sara Martin, Western Carolina University

Past Recipients

2013 Blair Watford, East Carolina University; Leigh Iler, Elon University; James Schrum, Western Carolina University
2012 Timothy (Ryne) Cooper, East Carolina University; Sandra Weiss, Elon University; Hannah Watson, Western Carolina University


Outstanding Teacher Recognition Program

Each year, school principals in North Carolina schools are encouraged to nominate the teacher they believe does the most effective job teaching mathematics in their school. From those nominated, each LEA selected one teacher to represent the best in mathematics teaching from the entire system. The teacher selected from each LEA received one year's membership in the NCCTM, recognition at our annual meeting in Greensboro in October, and a special memento of the occasion. The grade level cycles each year.

2014 Recipients - Secondary Education

Alamance Burlington: Steve Moore
Ashe: Josh Church
Asheboro City: John Phillips
Avery: Sherman Andrews
Beaufort: Heather Scott
Brunswick: Samuel Jennings
Buncombe: Kimberly Clark
Burke: Cheryl Weaver
Cabarrus: Jennifer McCarthy
Caldwell: Tamara Hines
Carteret: Anna Storms
Charlotte-Mecklenburg: Leslie Paytes
Chatham: Tracey Shaw
Cleveland: Shari Mansfield
Columbus: W.T. Edwards
Craven: Kelly Warren
Cumberland: Phyllis Cannon
Currituck: Diane Davenport

Dare: Wendy Lewis
Davidson: April Coggins
Davie: Yvette Shore
Duplin: Jeri Denise Humphries
Durham: Carla Joyner
East Wake Academy-Middle: Jodi Pearson
Guilford: Lydia Kirkman
Haywood: Deb Jones
Henderson: Tyler Honeycutt
Hoke: Tiffany Huggins-White
Iredell-Statesville: Melissa Calloway
Jackson: Renee Stillwell
Johnston: Karen Mills
Lenoir: Heidi Jones
McDowell: Miranda Ferguson
Moore: Kelly Frey
New Hanover: Taylor Spear
Newton-Conover City: Michael Allen

Onslow: Jennifer Simmons
Pamlico: Pamela Lefler
Perquimans: Kim Tyson
Person: Justin Sackett
Randolph: Donna Callahan
Robeson: Frances Sheats
Rockingham: Tracy Blackard
Rutherford: Lindsay Mays
Scotland: Theresa Houston
Transylvania: Adria Hardy
Wake: Suzanne Gibbons
Watauga: Jessica Smith
Wayne: Angela Lewis
Wilkes: Carol Canter
Winston-Salem/Forsyth: Franklin Wonsavage, Jr.
Yadkin: Kristy Fowler

2013 Recipients - Elementary Education

Alamance Burlington: Lori Smith
Alexander: Lori Sipe
Anson: Tracy Michelle Preslar
Asheboro City: Sharon Andrews
Avery: Jessica Jones
Beaufort: Katherine Holt
Bladen: Nicole Allen
Buncombe: William Henry
Caldwell: Janie Rickman
Carteret: Jill Hooley
Catawba: Brooke Potocki
Charlotte/Mecklenburg: Linda Simons
Chatham: Christina Lowman
Clinton City: Lori Baker
Columbus: Dana Scott
Cumberland: Jennifer Jammer
Currituck: Beth Williams
Dare: Bonnie Beacham
Davidson: Rachel Haynes
Durham: Tomika Altman-Lewis
Elizabeth City/Pasquotank: Diane Whedbee

Elizabeth City/Pasquotank: Jeane Jackson Franklin: Crystal Williams
Gaston: Lisa Pennington
Guilford: Nalini Dorasamy
Harnett: Calvetta Dunkins
Henderson: Kathy Blackwell
Henderson Collegiate: Ella Bess Bumgarner
Hoke: Lynn Palko
Jackson: Susan Waller
Johnston: Amanda Gosek
Kannapolis City: Angie Campbell
Lee: Rebecca Harrington
Lenoir: Leigh Anne Hall
Lincoln: Kathryn Graham
Macon: Samantha Bullis
Martin: Stephanie Hardison
McDowell: Caitlin Hunter
Moore: Damita Nocton
Mooresville City: Stephanie Shaw
New Hanover: Barbara Ussary
Newton-Conover: Rebecca Vass

Onslow: Gary Cassidy
Pamlico: Sheri Hale
Person: Lisa Davis
Pitt: Becky Brinson Randolph: Donna Dalke
Rockingham: Pamela Kaye Wood Dalton
Rutherford: Cheryl Whiteside
Sampson: Christy Adams
Scotland: Pam Coughenour
Stanly: Leah Swink
Stokes: Shannon Rose
Swain: Renee Peoples
Vance: Magnus Hemans
Wake: Courtney Beickert
Washington: Jwanita Boone
Watauga: Kim Shields
Wayne: Jennifer Harper
Wilkes: Rebecca Fain
Winston-Salem/Forsyth: Mary-Forbes Harrell Arkwright
Yadkin: Karen Joyner
Yancey: Teena Robinson


The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is a national award administered for the White House by the National Science Foundation. Each year the program recognizes outstanding mathematics and science teachers from across the United States and four U.S. jurisdictions for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. In addition to honoring individual achievement, the goal of the Awards is to expand and exemplify the definition of excellent science and mathematics teaching.

2014 North Carolina Mathematics Presidential Awards Finalists: Heather Landreth, Kayona Pitchford, Meredith Stanley


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