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.

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OCTM's newest elected Board Members
  • President-Elect:  Jodie Bailey
  • VP Secondary:  Jacqui Lehmkuhl
  • Treasurer:  Samantha Fales
  • South District Director:  Derek Sturgill
  • Southwest District Director:  Heather Kidd
  • West District Director:  Shirley Eldridge
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OCTM Awards
Each year, the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics recognizes outstanding teachers, professors, emerging leaders and friends of mathematics. Thank you for helping us identify deserving educators and leaders to be considered for these OCTM Awards.

Do you know a deserving candidate? Please complete this nomination form.
NOTE: The deadline for the 2018 nominations is March 31, 2018 (extended from March 1).

Congratulations 2017 OCTM Awardees!
District Awardees: Jennifer Findell, Jean Garrick, Stormy Hiram, Rachael Basalla, Stephanie Collier, Amy Latsch, Christa Krohn, Patricia (Patti) Talarczyk, Nancy Tracz, Colleen Aiken, John Rader, P
am Scott, Brittany Oxley, Erin Scott, Jeffrey Strawser, Shannon Leasure, Darla Sheets, Joanne Aghotte, Jana Anneken, Jo Guido, Kyle Ferguson, Laura Niswonger, Tess Rivero

State Awardees: Joyce Bostick, Chris Bolognese, Michael Todd Edwards, Alyssa Lustgarten, Karen Boreman

Lifetime Achievement Awardee:  Jerry Moreno

Questions about these 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!

The session proposal form is now available at this link!  You are invited and encouraged to submit a proposal by February 28, 2018.

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

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

Click here for additional conference information.

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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

Join the online Discussion!
Read (or re-Read) Tracy Zager's
Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had

For more information and the schedule, click here.

Here is a link to join our Google Plus discussion community: https://tinyurl.com/yddaanmk


All you need to do is join the group, buy the book and get ready to extend your learning and discover many perspectives when it comes to teaching our young people mathematics.