August 2019 eNews

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NCSM...Where Mathematics Leaders Go To Learn

NCSM Awards are open for your consideration and nominations

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Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture Award

Kay Gilliland

Kay Gilliland

Kay Gilliland gave her time, energy, services and skills to work for equity in mathematics education for all students, especially low-income, black, Latino, and indigenous peoples. 

Each year NCSM honors her legacy by presenting a person of like mind and work ethic with the Kay Gilliland Equity Lecture Award. The awardee will be invited to present their lecture at the 2020 Annual NCSM conference in Chicago, Illinois at the end of March. 

Please consider nominating a colleague. You can begin the process by clicking HERE and completing the form.   

You can find more information about this award HERE.

Note that nominations are open through October 1, 2019.

Ross Taylor / Glenn Gilbert National Leadership Award

Ross Talylor / Glenn Gilbert Award

Colleagues across the nation are engaging in significant work to further ideas and passion regarding mathematics leadership and education. 

Please consider nominating a person you know who has made significant and describable contributions to the field through a dedication and concern for his/her fellow mathematics educators.  This person should demonstrate a clear knowledge of mathematics education as well as contributing to the furthering of the stated purposes of NCSM: the interchange of ideas, cooperation with other professional organizations, and leadership in attacking current problems in mathematics curriculum and supervision. 

You can begin the process by clicking HERE and completing the form. 

You can find more information about this award, the nomination process and the nominee criteria HERE.

Note that nominations are open through November 1, 2019.

Teacher-Leaders Professional Grant (PreK-12)

The purpose of this grant is to provide professional learning assistance for mathematics teachers and mathematics teacher-leaders.

For 2019-20, a grant of a maximum of $4,000 will be awarded to an elementary, middle or secondary school. The professional learning is for mathematics teacher-leaders and/or mathematics teachers within a school or district. Professional learning must focus on one of NCSM’s signature initiatives, Formative Assessment, Digital Learning or Access-Equity-Empowerment

Please visit HERE to apply for a Teacher-Leaders Professional Learning Grant.

Applications are open now and will remain open until November 1, 2019.

Iris Carl Travel Grant

Iris M. Carl

Iris Carl

Do you serve in a mathematics education leadership role?  The 2020 Annual NCSM Conference will take place in Chicago, Illinois starting on March 30. 

If you are a current NCSM member (as of November 1, 2019), and have not had the opportunity to attend this outstanding conference focused on cutting edge topics in mathematics education in the past three years, please visit HERE to apply for an Iris Carl Travel Grant

Note that the deadline for submission is December 1, 2019.

From Samantha Wuttig, Awards Chair

We hope to see you at the 2020 NCSM Conference in Chicago!

Conference Dates 
March 30 – April 1, 2019

Conference Location 
Chicago, IL

Please click HERE for additional information about the 2020 Conference. 

From Ruth Harbin Miles, Conference Coordinator and Maria Everett, 1st Vice President 

Did you miss some of the featured events at the NCSM Annual Conference in San Diego?

Here are some links for viewing the following featured events...Enjoy!

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

News from One of Our New Affiliates: The Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS)

The 69th Annual AMTNYS Fall Conference will be held on November 15th and 16th at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY.

Keynote speakers include Jo Boaler and Steven Strogatz.

Addition information can be found HERE.
From Ronni David, NCSM Sponsor Liaison


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August 2019 Message from the NCSM President, Mona Toncheff

The last month has been busy for mathematics leaders across the country.  Some schools are back in session, professional learning at the opening of school is ongoing, and the 2019-2020 school year is underway. 

In July, NCSM hosted the annual Summer Leadership Academy in Madison, WI. Coaches and leaders came from across the continent and beyond for three days of meaningful and applicable learning focused on empowering mathematics leaders as agents of change for all learners. The highlights from the event can be found on Twitter

The NCSM board also met in July for its annual strategic planning board meeting. We had a productive meeting reviewing our strategic plans, celebrating the work that has already begun and making plans for this coming school year. The members of the board are looking forward to continuing learning this year and implementing Year 2 of the NCSM initiatives 

As the 2019-2020 school year begins, NCSM is looking forward to learning with you throughout the year. We are excited to host two fall leadership seminars and the NCSM 53rd Annual conference March 30 – April 1, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Come join us as we CONNECT and COLLABORATE with mathematics leaders and COMMIT to pursuing our vision for teaching, learning, and boldly leading mathematics.   

There are many exciting learning opportunities ahead as an NCSM member. Watch for information related to each event in upcoming eNews. In between events, you can also share your own learning or follow the learning of other mathematics leaders throughout the school year on twitter using #NCSMlead, #NCSMbold, or #NCSMcoach.

Together, we can grow the learning of every member. Helen Keller stated, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." This year, we can be bold leaders together!  


From Mona Toncheff, NCSM president


Registration for NCSM Fall Seminars is Open - Building Mathematics Leaders: Coaching

Have one day to spare for your professional growth? Spend the day with NCSM! Join other mathematics leaders to impact the development of effective mathematics teachers in a time of change through the lens of coaching.


Registration: Click HERE to register for the Nashville Seminar on October 2, 2019

Location: Omni Nashville Hotel, 250 5th Avenue S, Nashville (Click HERE for more information on booking a room.)

Logistics: Registration and Breakfast, 7:00-8:00am; Start and End Time, 8:00am-3:30pm, Lunch included. 

Registration: Click HERE to register for the Des Moines Seminar on November 18, 2019

Location: Huxley Learning Center, 1551 Highway 210, Huxley, IA. (Click HERE for more information on booking a room.)

Logistics: Registration and Breakfast, 8:15-9:00am; Start and End Time, 9:00am-3:30pm, Lunch included.


The 2019 NCSM Fall Seminar registration will be limited based on available space.

More details on both seminars can be found HERE.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the seminars in Nashville, TN or Des Moines, IA!


From Jackie Palmquist and Gina Rivera, NCSM Professional Learning Directors


Slate of Candidates for the 2020 NCSM Election Finalized; Voting Runs from September 15th to October 15th

NCSM members nominated candidates for election to the Board positions that begin in April 2020. The NCSM Nominations Committee determined the following slate of positions:

President Elect                                                           

Paul Gray (Dallas, TX)                                                          Steve Viktora (Wilmette, IL)

Second Vice President                                                      Susan Chapman (League City, TX)                                       Sharon Rendon (Summerset, SD)

Regional Director Central 2                                               Astrid Fossum (Milwaukee, WI)                                              Sara Frisbie (Topeka, KS)

Regional Director Eastern 2                                              Jennifer Novak (Elkridge, MD)                                                 John Sangiovanni (Westminster, MD)

Regional Director Western 2                                              Rosa Serratore (Santa Monica, CA)                                          Tom Stricklin (Salem, OR)

Additional information including NCSM Elections Schedule and Candidates' Information will be available HERE shortly.


Voting will begin online on September 15th and will continue until October 15th.

Watch for the voting announcements in the mail and online; you should receive a postcard with voting instructions by the beginning of September. 

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Remember, NCSM is depending on YOU to VOTE in the upcoming election. All voting is online and requires only a few minutes.


From Donna Leak, NCSM Nominations Chair



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