President's Message

Greetings, SCCTM Members! I hope this issue of the newsletter finds you preparing for a well-deserved relaxing holiday break. This time is needed to rest and prepare for the spring semester. 

I am honored and humbled to serve as the current SCCTM President. In all that I do, I want to seek ways to support mathematics teaching and learning in South Carolina. One way to do this is to help plan and prepare for the annual SCCTM conference. We had a great conference this year with almost 1,000 in attendance! I would like to personally thank everyone who attended the conference and took this important time to learn from others. I would also like to thank those who volunteered to speak and share their expertise with other SCCTM members. It is because of your commitment that we are able to host the conference each year. We were also fortunate to have several keynote speakers at this year’s conference: Dr. Ed Burger (Opening Session Keynote), Kevin Nolten (Keynote Speaker), Glenna Tabor (Keynote Speaker), Bernard Frost (Featured Speaker), Sandy Bartle Finocchi (Featured Speaker), and Lauren Stott (Closing Session Keynote). Everyone I talked with thoroughly enjoyed the keynote and featured speakers and we are privileged to have had an opportunity to learn from and with them.

Our newly elected SCCTM officers are President-Elect Marc Drews, Vice President at Large Alisa Hobgood, Vice President for Middle Eugene Bellamy, Vice President for Post Secondary Bridget Coleman, and Treasurer Gina Dunn. We are thrilled that each of these officers is willing to serve the SCCTM membership. If you are interesting in finding ways to volunteer your time and talents, please consider running for office! I would also like to congratulate Dr. Ed Dickey for receiving the Outstanding Contribution to Mathematics Education (OCME) award. The OCME award recognizes educators who have made outstanding contributions in curriculum, instruction, and/or assessment of mathematics. Dr. Dickey has served mathematics education in South Carolina for a number of years and we were excited to recognize his contributions at this year’s conference.

We are already beginning to look toward next year’s conference in Columbia. Until then, consider reaching out to board members and seeking out volunteer opportunities. Or think about applying for a scholarship or grant. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Leigh Martin

SCCTM President




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