Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics News

OCTM's Mission
OCTM promotes quality teaching and learning of mathematics in Ohio by supporting educators and their professional growth, fostering collaboration, and advocating for informed public policy.

OCTM's Vision
To be a highly valued community in which teachers of mathematics can grow professionally in order to foster deep mathematics understanding for all learners.

Membership Drive through Oct. 12!

What opportunities do you and your mathematics colleagues have to participate in informed, collaborative professional growth?  If you are an administrator, do your teachers participate in OCTM?  You can help colleagues become part of this organization comprised of a strong network of 3,000+ educators in Ohio.
  • Information you can share about OCTM: Share this video in which 5 OCTM members talk about their reasons for being involved, and share this flyer that includes information about our organization.  Visit the links to the left for more details.
  • Drawings for new members and those who refer: Between now and October 12, all new members are entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card!  And if you are an OCTM member, you will be entered in a separate drawing each time a new member lists you as the person "who referred me".
  • Drawing for members who update your member profile: Log into your OCTM profile at this link (click on your name in the upper right once logged in), and update your information.  Be sure to respond to the new fields toward the end of the profile.  Then, you will be entered in the second drawing!

Additional ways for you to be involved:

  • We invite you to respond to this brief survey that will help OCTM leaders to provide opportunities that support professional growth.
  • On Twitter, watch for tweets from OCTM members sharing why they are part of OCTM at @ohioctm and #octmconnects .
  • Have you noticed the new OCTM logo at the top of this page?  Items with the new logo will be available for purchase this fall.  Watch for more information!

Congratulations 2018 OCTM Awardees!
See this page for more information.

District Awardees:
Central District: Katie Castle, Ali Fleming, Alisha Sleeper
East District: Molly Bordenkircher, Lisa Maiorana, Ashley Meinke
Northeast District: Allison Klutarich, Suzanne Malak, Rebecca Mele
Northwest District: John Eckhart, Sarah Moore, Tara Urbanyi
South District: Sarah Hatfield
Southeast District: Maria Douglas, Amanda Kolbe
Southwest District: Nichole Bruce, Scott Cropper, Joe Stahl
West District: Michelle Kessen, Michelle Owen, Laura Sturey

State Awardees:
Elementary (Miller/Werner): Laura Niswonger
Middle School: Nicole Kelley
Secondary (Buck Martin): Amy Latsch
College (Kenneth Cummins): Gabriel Matney
Emerging Leader: Jared Olson
Friend of Mathematics (Bert Waits): Brian Bickley

Christofferson-Fawcett (Lifetime Achievement) Awardee:  To be revealed at the banquet on October 11!  Last year's awardee was Jerry Moreno (pictured below).

Questions about awards may be referred to Heather Wukelich, OCTM District Director at Large, at heather.wukelich@ohioctm.org .

photos provided by Christina Sherman

OCTM Annual Conference
OCTM is excited to welcome the statewide professional community to Akron at the John S. Knight Center on October 11-12, 2018!

Now available:
(a sneak peek at all 150+ sessions as of Sept. 6 -- subject to changes)

Session preview videos coming soon!

Keynote Speakers

Juli Dixon                 Dan Meyer

Author of A Stroke of Luck           CAO of Desmos


*REGISTER NOW for the conference!  Click here to begin

*Reserve your hotel room now!  Click here for details.

For questions about the conference program, contact Program Chairs Heather Wukelich (heather.wukelich@ohioctm.org) or Mike Lipnos (mike.lipnos@ohioctm.org).

For questions about paying by check or purchase order, contact Mark Jaffee (Conference Coordinator) at mark.jaffee@ohioctm.org .

For general questions about the conference, contact Steve Miller (General Chair) at steve.miller@ohioctm.org .

Click here for additional conference information.


Congratulations 2018 OCTM Scholarship recipients!
See this page for more information.

Lindsay Cater, Marissa Kalina, Jenna Odom,
Camila Rodriguez, Kylea Royal, Tiffany Ward, Taylor Wood

Newly Elected Board Members

(Officially join the Board in October 2018)

  • Joanne Caniglia (VP College)

  • Christa Krohn (NE District Director)

  • Jodi Hoffman (Central District Director)

  • Elizabeth Oberlander  (NW District Director)

Professional Opportunities in Ohio for Mathematics Teaching and Learning

View professional development opportunities that are open to all Ohio mathematics educators at the OCTM event calendar HERE. Please note that these events are not sponsored or officially endorsed by OCTM unless indicated.  We encourage you to participate in the events sponsored by our local affiliate groups and the Ohio Math Teacher Circles. If you are offering an opportunity that you would like to have posted, please e-mail Matt Carpenter.

SE Ohio Math Teachers' Circle 
photos provided by Courtney Koestler