News from the Western 2 Region
Kathlan Latimer, Western 2 Regional Director
Winter 2019/2020

The Power of a Name

NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education
A name connects to the identity and uniqueness of that named. In the case of an organization-ours in particular, it indicates who we are and what we do. It tells what we feel is important and what we think makes a difference in the field. Our name highlights our "Why?" In addition to underscoring our reason for existing, it reveals a promise and a benefit. It attests to our mission to equip and empower " a diverse education community to engage in [bold] leadership that supports, sustains, and inspires high-quality mathematics teaching and learning every day for each and every learner." We are NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education. Practice if you must, but call us by our name!

Congratulations, Rosa!

Join me in congratulating Rosa Serratore, our next Western Region 2 Director! Rosa currently serves as the President of the Southern Section of the California Mathematics Council. Her term begins officially at the end of the Chicago annual meeting.

Check out the Essential Actions series!

We have been busy. The third book in the Essential Action series, Framework for Leadership in Mathematics Education, will be released at the 2020 Annual Conference in Chicago. Stop by the bookstore to get your copy or order online.

Reminder: NCSM is on Amazon. For quick delivery, consider ordering on Amazon. To receive your member discount, publications must be ordered directly from the NCSM Shop Online.

NCSM Annual Meeting:
Connect. Collaborate. Commit. Moving Math Leadership into the New Decade.

March 30 – April 1, 2020
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker
Chicago, Illinois
Consider being a volunteer, a great way to connect and collaborate!

Winter Opportunities in Western 2:

Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Middle School Mini-Conference

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Moanalua Middle School
Honolulu, Hawaii

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)
Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools
March 11, 2020 – March 13, 2020
Berkeley, CA
Registration deadline March 11, 2020 (No registration fee)

California Mathematics Council Central Section Symposium
Making Mathematics Accessible for all Students

March 13 – 14, 2020
Bakersfield, CA

Don’t forget to follow NCSM! We are @MathEdLeaders. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Please let me know if I can assist you in any way as your NCSM Western 2 Regional Director.

I enjoyed chatting with many of you at the numerous conferences and events I attended last fall. Thanks for stopping by our booths in Portland, Palm Springs, Honolulu, and Pacific Grove. Thanks for serving on committees from Nominations to Awards. You are appreciated.