Outstanding Mathematics Education Students

In an effort to encourage student enjoyment of mathematics and mathematics education, NCCTM recognizes outstanding mathematics education students at colleges and universities across the state. Each college and university with a teacher education program may nominate one rising junior or senior working towards elementary, middle school, or secondary certification.

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.

Deadline for Nominations: May 30 each year

Two forms should be submitted for each nomination, one by the student nominee and one by the Department Chair or Program Coordinator.

Nominator Form        Student Form

Materials may be submitted electronically to Ana Floyd, Asheboro City Schools [afloyd@asheboro.k12.nc.us].. Please include the nominee's name in the subject line.

Questions? Contact Ana Floyd, Asheboro City Schools [afloyd@asheboro.k12.nc.us].

2022 Recipient

Avery Bowman, Meredith College


Previous Recipients

2022 Avery Bowman, Meredith College
2021 Elizabeth Rodgers, North Carolina State University
2021 Maia Tice, Elon University
2020 Abigail Brown, East Carolina University
2019 James Austin Callahan, East Carolina University
2018 Benjamine Rogers, Elon University
2018 Charlcy Carpenter, Appalachian State University
2018 Renee Rhionon Fisher, East Carolina University

2017 Ashley Lawson, North Carolina State University
2017 Josselyn Geyer, Elon University
2017 Tiffany Frady, Western Carolina University

2016 Taylor Cesarski,  Elon University
2016 Sarah Marsh, East Carolina University

2015 Margaret Leak, NC State University
2015 Mihoshoty (Miho) Yamaguchi, NC A&T State University
2015 Kelsey Brown, Appalachian State University

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

2013 Blair Watford, East Carolina University
2013 Leigh Iler, Elon University
2013 James Schrum, Western Carolina University

2012 Timothy (Ryne) Cooper, East Carolina University
2012 Sandra Weiss, Elon University
2012 Hannah Watso, Western Carolina University

A Message From Our President

Karen McPherson
High School Mathematics Coach
Buncombe County Schools

You have the power to change the future of Mathematics Teaching in North Carolina.

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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.

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