The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics accepts nominations for the State Math Contest Coach's Award each year. The purpose of this award is to recognize and reward an individual who has made an outstanding and noteworthy contribution to mathematics education and NCCTM by having formed, coached, or sponsored teams or groups of students in mathematics competitions. Any NCCTM member may submit nominations by August 1 of each year.
At Cary Academy John teaches both Mathematics and Computer Science courses, and he has been involved with math contests for over 15 years. He consistently brings competitive teams (teams placing in the top 5) to the Wake Tech Regional Competition and to the State Math Contest. John also has helped out with the NC ARML program since 2002.
NCCTM Statement on Equitable Access to Quality Mathematics Instruction
Students need to experience mathematics in ways that allow them to be successful and that give them the power to change the world. This experience needs to be delivered with both excellence and equality while resonating with the lives of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, and all marginalized peoples. Racism cannot be tolerated, and we as teachers must be vigilant that we do not tolerate nor contribute to racism, bias, hate, or violence in our classrooms.