Summer is here and you have survived one of the most difficult years in education! Surviving is what BOLD leaders do, so I want to say thank you for being a BOLD leader and a champion for mathematics education.

Special thanks to those who were able to attend the NCSM Bold Leadership Summit in April. I hope you were able to gain more resources to equip you tools to continue your growth in leadership. If you were not able to attend, don’t worry, they are more opportunities to learn and grow. Get your calendars ready! More opportunities to learn, connect, collaborate, and grow are ahead.

  • Virtual Leadership Academy: June 28-30, 2021
  • Annual Conference: September 20-22, 2021
  • Monthly Networking Nights: Check website for details.
  • Check out the NCSM Inspiration for summer reading and learning possibilities.

As leaders, we continue to shift our thinking, gain new perspectives, use our voice and take meaningful action to make sure everyone succeeds at high levels in mathematics. We are all in this together and NCSM is here to continue to support you as a leader to Make it Happen. With that being said, I leave you with this poem.

You do great things, leading teachers who lead learners

To soon become our top earners

All inspired by leaders you know

Stay strong and know they’ll grow

Now mass waves of teachers become strong

With you, they feel they belong

Through your eyes, words and actions they feel

Math Education has appeal

Caring and loving, they know your heart

So, keep on keeping on so they will never part!

Take care and have a great summer.