News from the Eastern 1 Region
Cathy Boutin, Eastern 1 Regional Director
Fall 2019

Greetings to all NCSM members from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont!

Fall is a busy season in Eastern Region 1. Our calendars fill up with professional learning opportunities and opportunities to collaborate as mathematics education leaders. I’m excited to have recently taken part in the New Cubed Conference at Siena College. It was a re-energizing experience. If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend this past summer, you want to mark your calendars for June 28th to July 1st, 2020. It’s a conference you don’t want to miss. Sessions are organized by narrow grade bans (1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, HS).

Stay in Touch – Your Eastern Region 1 Team Leaders

We are so appreciative of having these dedicated team leaders working in your state! Feel free to contact them (or me!) if you need information or have questions.

Connecticut: Jeff Corbishly

Maine: Jenny Jorgensen

Massachusetts: Rebecca Poulo

New Hampshire: Annie Wallace

New York: Ronni David

New York: Suzanne Libfeld

New York: New York: Natasha Murray

Rhode Island: Steve Levesque

Vermont: Julie Conrad

Vermont: Lara White

Newsletter, e-News, e-blast, Journal? What’s the difference?

NCSM makes a great effort to keep in touch with its members through a variety of formats and delivery systems, and there is often confusion among them. Take a look at what we offer.

The NCSM Newsletter is a quarterly, electronic communication sent to members. It features articles relevant to our mission; past issues are archived on the website. Members can download or view the PDF version of the newsletter or view it in our online flipbook reader. Know that a new name for this publication may be on the horizon. This year select newsletter articles will be previewed online for member and non-member perusal. Consider submitting an article. For submission guidelines, contact the newsletter editor.

e-News is a monthly, electronic bulletin featuring timely messages and current, up-to-date NCSM news. It is available by subscription to members and nonmembers alike. Past issues are archived on the website. This is a good way to introduce prospective members to NCSM; encourage nonmember colleagues and friends to subscribe to get a taste of what we are all about. Do make sure we have a good email address for you! Get Connected! Sign up for eNews.

E-blasts are sent as needed to relate important information to members. These focused announcements, related topics, issues and/or reminders are timely and focused, yet another way we keep our members up to date. Do not ignore these messages or save them for later.

Spring 2019
Vol. 20, No. 1

The NCSM Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership

The Journal is published twice yearly. Print copies are mailed to members only; the journal is not available through subscription. Issues may be viewed on or downloaded from the website, and past issues are archived on the website. The journal addresses issues of leadership in mathematics education and reflecting a broad spectrum of formal and informal leadership at all levels. Have a comment on or reaction to an article? Readers are invited to submit letters to the editor regarding any of the articles published in the journal.

NCSM Is on Amazon

Need a publication quickly? Order it on Amazon. Publications are still available online through the NCSM Online Store. Ordering through Amazon may allow faster receipt, but only list pricing is available. To enjoy the member discount, order from NCSM online

Members, want a preview of our newest publications? Read what the regional directors had to say about the NCSM Essential Actions: Coaching in Mathematics Education (released April 2019) and NCSM Essential Actions: Instructional Leadership in Mathematics Education (released April 2019) in the fall NCSM Newsletter.

San Diego Conference Follow Up

Looking for handouts or clips from featured events?

Speaker handouts are available for 2019 Annual Meeting in San Diego:

Clips from a selection of featured events:

Monday AM Opening Keynote Luis Cruz
Tuesday Breakfast Nita Copley (Pearson)
Tuesday Lunch TI Panel
Wednesday Breakfast Uri Treisman
Wednesday Lunch Nigel Nisbet
Wednesday Lunch Mona Toncheff’s acceptance speech

Awards and Grants

Check out the NCSM Grants! Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for the Iris Carl Travel Grant or the Teacher Leader Professional Learning Grant. In addition, you may know a wonderful colleague that you would like to nominate for the Kay Gilliland award or the Ross Taylor/Glenn Gilbert Award.

Now is the time to submit those nominations and applications:

  • Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture Award
    Nominations are open through October 1, 2019.
  • Ross Taylor / Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award
    Nominations are open through November 1, 2019.
  • Teacher-Leaders Professional Learning Grant (PreK-12)
    Applications due no later than November 1, 2019.
  • Iris Carl Travel Grant
    Applications due no later than December 1, 2019.

Have one day to spare for your professional growth? Spend the day with NCSM! The fall seminars will focus on supporting mathematics leaders to become agents of change and on improving student achievement through the framework for leadership in mathematics instruction and coaching. Join us in Tennessee or in Iowa:

Registration Information

Online registration is now open for the conference. Early Bird Rate: 8/21/19 – 10/30/19

Hotel Information

Hotel reservations are now available as well.

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As you plan ahead for fall, here are some great opportunities to collaborate and learn in our region:

2019 Event Location
September 25-27, 2019 NCTM Regional Boston, MA
October 4 VCTM Fall Conference Castleton University, Castleton Vermont
November 14 NYSAMS Leadership Summit and Hall of Fame Dinner Rochester, NY
November 15-16 Association of Mathematics teachers of New York State (AMTNYS) Annual Conference Rochester, NY
November 23 ATMNYC Annual Conference at Hunter College New York City
December 9, 2019 ATOMIC Fall Conference Cromwell, CT

For more information about each conference, check out the NCSM calendar of events. If you have an event to add to our regional calendar, let me know at


Thank you to our Eastern Region 1 Affiliates of NCSM. We appreciate your affiliation with us!

  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine (ATOMIM)
  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE)
  • Boston Area Mathematics Specialists (BAMS)
  • New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics (NHTM)
  • New York State Association of Mathematics Supervisors (NYSAMS)
  • Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association (RIMTA)
  • Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM)

If you would like to join this impressive list of affiliates, contact our Affiliate Group Chair, Nanci Smith. She’d love to work with you. Let’s keep this list growing!

Wishing you all the best!