The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics is an organization for ALL mathematics teachers in Virginia, from Elementary through College, from public or private, from pre-service to veteran. If you are not currently a member, please consider joining today! If you are a member, use this site to access our journal, find resources from past conferences, and apply for grants and other awards.
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The Latest from VCTM
VCTM 2024 Conference
We are excited to announce a few more details for our 2024 Conference, to be held on June 17 - 18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Williamsburg, VA.
Bridges Richmond 2024
We are excited to share that the Bridges Organization will be holding their 2024 Bridges Conference at Virginia Commonwealth University on August 1 - 5, 2024. Past conferences have been held in places like Finland, Canada, and Sweden, so it is a huge honor to have this conference come to Virginia. The goal of the Bridges Organization is to foster research, practice, and new interest in mathematical connections to art, music, architecture, and culture. Read more about the Bridges Organization and the 2024 conference.
VCTM's Position on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Mathematics Education
The VCTM board adopted an official position on diversity, equity, and inclusion in mathematics education. Please read the position to learn more about the official actions to which we are committing in order to improve classroom practices that support equity-based mathematics teaching.
Updated Mission and Vision Statements
As part of our 2022 strategic plan, we have updated our mission and vision statements.
Mission Statement: The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the public voice of mathematics education in Virginia, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning at the highest quality for all students through leadership, professional development, and research.
Vision Statement: The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the state’s leading community of educators, by educators, for the benefit of all K-16 mathematics educators. VCTM members are connected, valued, and supported to ensure all VA students have access to the highest quality mathematics teaching and learning. We envision Virginia students who are inspired by the usefulness and beauty of mathematics, empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords, and prepared as confident doers of mathematics in the changing Digital Era.
2023 Annual Conference - Reimagining Mathematics
Thanks to everyone who attended this year's VCTM conference at George Mason University.
Special thanks to all of our 168 presenters, including our keynote presenter Ron Lancaster.
Make plans now to attend our 2024 annual conference to be held in Williamsburg. More details to be announced soon. We hope to see you there!
2023 - 2024 Grants and Scholarships
2023 William C. Lowry Mathematics Educators of the Year
Congratulations to the following on being named the 2023 William C. Lowry Mathematics Educators of the Year. Learn more about the award here.
Elementary Level: Megan Worrell
Middle School Level: John Barclay
High School Level: Aziz Zahraoui
Math Specialist Level: Sara Kofalt
University Level: Theresa Wills
2023 Board of Directors Election Results
Congratulations to our newest board members who will begin their terms on July 1, 2023.
President-Elect: Dr. Michelle DeLoach
Secretary: Tracey Curcio
NCTM Representative: Dr. Darwin Mills
Elementary Representative: Stephanie Kessinger
Middle School Representative: Farr Quinn
Secondary Representative: Sharnita McKay
Two-Year College Representative: Ashley Pratt
Four-Year College Representative: Dr. Jonee Wilson
Ongoing Grants, Scholarships, and awards
Grant and Scholarship Opportunities for Mathematics Educators
VCTM provides several grants for Virginia's mathematics educators. Select Grants and Scholarships from the menu to learn more. Most of these are only available to current VCTM members--one more reason to join us today!
Karen Dee Michalowicz 1st Timers Grant: These grants are designed to support attendance at an upcoming NCTM or VCTM conference.
Professional Development Grant: These $1,000 grants will support attendance at conferences or workshops, tuition, reimbursement for mathematics education courses, or other professional development opportunities. Applications are accepted on a continual basis.
Ena Gross Professional Development Scholarship: this scholarship will provide funding towards tuition reimbursement for teachers seeking to add an endorsement to teach middle or high school mathematics or for career switchers seeking to become endorsed to teach mathematics.
William C. Lowry Mathematics Educators of the Year
Each year, VCTM awards the Educator of the Year to a teacher at each of the following levels: elementary, middle, high, math specialist, university.
To learn more about the award or see our past winners, go here.
Mathematics Beauty Contest for Students
VCTM is proud to sponsor the mathematics beauty contest for teachers. Each spring, we pose problems for a variety of grade bands that promote problem solving.
Learn about the contest or see past winners by visiting the math beauty contest page.
If you are already a VCTM member, thank you! If you are not currently a member, please think about joining today!
For only $30 a year, you will become part of a community of over 1,000 mathematics educators in Virginia and:
For more details or to join, click the membership tab in the menu, or just click here.
We are always looking for members who want to get more involved in helping us be the best organization we can possibly be.
There are lots of volunteer opportunities available from helping at our conference, to reviewing grant applications, to chairing a committee, to running for a position on the executive board.
To let us know of any areas where you would be able to help out, access your profile, select edit profile, and then scroll down to see the variety of volunteer opportunities we have available. Check a few boxes and click submit.
Thanks in advance!
VCTM's local affiliate groups are hard at work planning their professional development events and conferences. Learn more about these events on our affiliates page.
Affiliates should also consider applying for our Affiliate Grant, designed to help grow membership in your local organization.