Leadership and Teaching Awards
Each year since 1995, TCTM has accepted nominations for two awards for leaders in our professional community. The Nancy Trapp TCTM Leadership Award is presented to a TCTM member for their contribution to mathematics education at the local or state level. The second award, the E. Glenadine Gibb Achievement Award, is presented to someone for their contributions to mathematics education at the state or national level. Nominations for both awards must be made by a TCTM member. An additional award, the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), is national recognition of teachers of STEM-related areas and is awarded by the National Science Foundation. This award provides national recognition for teachers of STEM that demonstrate deep content knowledge and ability to engage and inspire students to be successful in those area.
Nancy Trapp TCTM Leadership Award
Nancy Trapp, a native south Texan, was a teacher leader who taught in Lyford CISD in the Rio Grande Valley. She was active in mathematics education leadership at the local and state level, having serve on the boards of directors of the Rio Grande Valley Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics where she was a past President, and the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT). Each year, the TCTM Board of Directors honors Nancy's service by recognizing a Texas mathematics educator who also exemplifies leadership in mathematics education at the local and/or state level.
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E. Glenadine Gibb Achievement Award
Elizabeth Glenadine Gibb was a professor and mathematics teacher educator at the University of Texas at Austin. Among her years of service to mathematics education, Dr. Gibb was a Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the first editor of NCTM's professional journal, Arithmetic Teacher. Each year, the TCTM Board of Directors honors Dr. Gibb's service by recognizing a Texas Mathematics educator who has made contributions to the field at the state and/or national level.
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Established by Congress in 1983, the PAEMST awards honors the nation's most successful educators in STEM-related fields. Recipients of the award receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a trip to Washington D.C., a certificate from the President of the United Staes, and new collaborations with colleagues from around the nation.