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March 27
2015 Spring Leadership Seminar

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.







Julie Kolb, retired Wake County, currently Meredith College

Dan Teague, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Ray Jernigan, retired Farmville Central High School and East Carolina University


Past Winners

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.






Sid Rachlin, East Carolina University

Editors of the Centroid

Past Winners


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 Students 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 from their institution worthy of this recognition. The student must be a rising junior or senior working towards elementary, middle school, or secondary certification. 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 Nominations 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:

Bampia A. Bangura, Ed.D.
Department of Mathematics
232 Marteena Hall
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC 27411



Timothy (Ryne) Cooper, East Carolina University

Sandra J. Weiss , Elon University
Hannah Watson, Western Carolina University



Outstanding Teacher Recognition Program

In 2012, principals of North Carolina schools were 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.


Heather Stephan, Alamance/Burlington
Elisabeth Turner, Alexander
Christina Pennington, Ashe
Michael Hynd II, Asheboro City
Laura King, Avery
Christina Petty, Beaufort
Stephanie Wild, Bertie
Sherry Autry, Bladen
Laura Hickman, Brunswick
Stefanie Buckner, Buncombe
Katherine Caraway, Burke
April Wingler, Cabarrus
Dawn Janee’ Lowman, Caldwell
Katie Salter, Carteret
Alina Castillo, Chapel Hill/Carrboro
Adia McEachin, Cumberland
Lindsey Cahoon, Currituck
Tom Haske, Dare
Billie Bauer, Durham

Rhonda Tynch, Edenton/Chowan

Armenia Davis, Franklin

Martha Marshall, Guilford

Kamisha Smith, Halifax

Tisa Futch, Henderson
Queen Esther Hollingsworth-Shaw, Hoke

Cindy Ensley, Jackson
Kelly Stanforth, Johnston
Molly Charles, Kannapolis City
Cheryl Rouse, Lenoir
Lori Haight, Lincoln
Steven Kennedy, Charlotte/Mecklenburg
April Daywalt, Montgomery
Michael Apple, Moore
Lisa Oliver, Mooresville City
Kimberly Parker, Nash/Rocky Mount
Susan Robbins, New Hanover
Ashley Leary, Pamlico
Daniel Henrikson, Pender

Kimberly Tyson, Perquimans

Anita Koen, Pitt
Talia Swiney, Richmond

Daniel Herring, Rowan/Salisbury

Amy Owens, Rutherford
Dara Hyatt, Scotland
Kimberly Williams, Stokes
Jenny Barnes, Surry
Philip Fisher, Transylvania
India Joyce Kingsberry, Vance
Lauren Brooks, Wake
Michael Jones, Washington
Stephanie Long, Watauga
Gail Rena Mason, Wayne
Jessica Llewellyn, Wilkes
Carol Taylor, Winston-Salem/Forsyth
Jackie McCarn, Yadkin
Kristin Martin, Orange Charter School


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.






2011 North Carolina Mathematics Presidential Awardee

Nancy Trollinger, West McDowell Junior High School

2012 North Carolina Mathematics Presidential Awards Finalists

Tonya Kepley, Enochville Elementary School

Kay Pitchford, Stone Point Elementary School
Meredith Stanley, Haw Creek Elementary School


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