First Vice President
4621 St. John Circle
Zionsville, IN 46077
Assistant Superintendent of Fayette County School Corporation, Connersville, Indiana
It will take many leaders to champion quality learning opportunities so all students have access to a complete and viable mathematics curriculum, but each and every person who takes part can make a difference. That is my belief every time I am given the opportunity. One teacher, one classroom of students, one school at a time can be a slow process, but perseverance is key when knowing that every time a new leader joins the mission, benefits to the number of students affected grows exponentially. NCSM has been instrumental in my growth in K-12 mathematics education. Being a member of the NCSM Board of Directors is an extreme honor and privilege and a great opportunity for me to give back for all it has given me.
In 1988, I had my first opportunity to attend an NCTM annual conference with a very persuasive fellow teacher and district mathematics leaders. The district leaders arrived a couple days before I did and began their week attending NCSM sessions. Their reflective conversations helped me understand mathematics at a much higher level, and I knew I had to do what was necessary to allow me to become a part of that leadership action. I took the next step of my career in becoming a mathematics department chairperson the following fall and embraced the next twenty plus years learning, networking, mentoring, and supporting mathematics teachers and leaders as a means to alleviate the barriers to teaching and learning of mathematics. Whether working as a department leader, a building leader, a district leader, or fulfilling the role of state mathematics representative, NCSM has continued to provide me the tools, resources, and mentors to support student achievement in mathematical practices and state/national standards. There is always more to learn and I truly value the time I am given to renew and enrich my passion for mathematics during the annual NSCM conference.
Events Calendar for Second Vice President
April 15-17, 2013
45th NCSM Annual Conference
"Reaching the Peak of Mathematics Leadership"