Celebrating 50 years of NCSM Leadership in Mathematics Education
Success for Every Student, Every Teacher, Every Leader
NCSM Mission Statement
NCSM is a mathematics education leadership organization that equips and empowers a diverse education community to engage in leadership that supports, sustains, and inspires high quality mathematics teaching and learning every day for each and every learner.
NCSM Vision Statement
NCSM is the premiere mathematics education leadership organization. Our bold leadership in the mathematics education community develops vision, ensures support, and guarantees that all students engage in equitable, high-quality mathematical experiences that lead to powerful, flexible uses of mathematical understanding to affect their lives and to improve the world.
We Are NCSM. We ...
Act with a commitment to equity Design quality learning events Develop position statements Honor outstanding leaders Influence math education policy Network with math ed. leaders Facilitate effective leadership Publish newsletters and journals Recognize outstanding students Share resources and research Support student success Work for equity, access, and success for all students
... are interested more in others' success than in their own. Their greatest achievements are the triumphs of those they serve. Knowing they have made a difference in others' lives is what motivates their own, giving leaders the strength to endure the hardships, struggles, and inevitable sacrifices required to achieve great things. Leaders who see their role as serving others leave the most lasting legacies
Kouzes & Posner, 2006
Excerpt from A Leader's Legacy