Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics is committed to Educate, Engage, and Inspire… through the power of mathematics! As President, I am honored to represent such an amazing group of mathematics educators and to work collaboratively with Steve Miller (Past President, pictured on the left below), Kim Yoak (Executive Director, pictured in the center below), and the OCTM Board to support Ohio’s mathematics educators.
Over the past 23 years as an Ohio mathematics educator, I have seen the value in being connected to a network of professionals. I started my career teaching at my alma mater, Fairfield High School (Butler County). I’m currently supporting a wide-range of districts in the Cincinnati area as one of the Mathematics Coaches/Consultants at Hamilton County ESC . Throughout those 23 years, I have broaden my network and got connected to mathematics educators throughout the state. I have served as Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ District Director-at-Large, actively participated in Ohio Department of Education’s Network of Regional Leaders for Mathematics, served on the Board for Ohio Mathematics Education Leadership Council, and was part of Ohio’s Resource Center Mathematics Review Board.
As you continue to expand your professional learning community, I encourage you to explore the opportunities that Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics has to offer. What events are happening in your area? What contests are available for students? Who is your OCTM District Director that can help you get connected to other Mathematics educators in your area? What local affiliates and Ohio’s Math Teachers’ Circles are in your area? How could you become an active member of Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics?
Mark your calendar for Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ 67th Annual Conference scheduled for October 19-20, 2017 in Columbus!
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Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics has connected me to an amazing network of professionals who believe in the power of collaboration! Help us grow our network and support mathematics educators throughout the state of Ohio! Share your ideas/suggestions with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for all you do to Educate, Engage, and Inspire… through the power of mathematics!
Christina Sherman, PresidentOhio Council of Teachers of Mathematics