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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.

OCTM Board
Find the full directory of OCTM leaders here.

OCTM Membership

Announcing the winners of the three $50 Amazon gift cards from the 2018 Membership Drive!

New member: Michelle King
Member who referred a new member: Jacqui Lehmkuhl
Member who renewed or updated their profile: Beverly Reed

Many thanks to all new members and to current members who invite new people into our community*, as well as those who continue to be engaged year after year!

*See a list here of all those who invited at least one new member to become part of OCTM during the 2018 Membership Drive.  This is how we grow!

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.

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 .

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:  Anne Mikesell

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

OCTM Annual Conferences

Propose a session now through January 31!

OCTM invites you to participate in the 69th Annual Conference at the beautiful Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky on October 23-25, 2019!

Find all current information, including the session proposal form and hotel reservation form, on this pageSession proposals are due by January 31, 2019. 
OCTM was so pleased to welcome over 1,100 members of our statewide professional community to Akron at the John S. Knight Center on October 11-12, 2018!  Thanks to all who participated!

Now available:

Thanks to the 263 conference participants who completed the post-conference survey online!  The winner of the $25 Amazon gift card for completing the survey (selected by random drawing) was Kimberly Cook.

Keynote Speakers

Juli Dixon                 Dan Meyer

Author of A Stroke of Luck           CAO of Desmos


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 assumed these roles on October 11)

  • Jodie Bailey (President)
  • Christina Sherman (Past President)
  • 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