The purpose of the award is to recognize promising, beginning teachers of mathematics so that they will be encouraged to remain in the profession. To be nominated for this award a candidate must:
- Be a teacher in a public/private school (at any level, K-12) who teaches mathematics.
- Have completed his/her first, second, or third year of his/her first full-time teaching experience.
- Be nominated by a supervisor, an administrator, or a colleague.
- Exhibit contagious enthusiasm for students’ learning of mathematics.
- Demonstrate initiatives in developing innovative strategies in his/her teaching.
The individual nominating a candidate for this award must submit in writing to the Awards Committee, a summary of the candidate’s contributions. The Awards Committee will submit to the Executive Board the name of the educator who is recommended to receive the award.
The award, consisting of a plaque and three years of free membership of PCTM, will be presented at the Annual PCTM Conference. The individual recommending a candidate for this award must submit a summary of the candidate’s contributions towards the teaching of mathematics to the Awards committee.