Fellow Mathematics Educators,
I hope you have had a successful beginning to this unprecedented year. I know I struggle daily wondering if I am enough for my students and some days if I will even make it. I do, however, feel a little more prepared as we begin the second semester. This organization (GCTM) has been a huge source of that comfort. I am, therefore, both honored and excited to be working with an amazing group of educators that share with me a common desire for others to learn the world of mathematics. I say “learn” because every time I am around one of you I learn something new. GCTM has given me engaging ideas to take back to my students, and it has helped me to understand concepts that just did not click. GCTM has also opened my eyes to the beauty of mathematics when oftentimes I just saw numbers, and most importantly supported me when I was ready to give up. GCTM is like a family and I enjoy adding new members to that tree. As a part of this family, I hope you will find ways to get involved. The relationships that you make and the opportunities available with GCTM will benefit you ten-fold. I know it has opened my eyes and my mind to so many possibilities in the ever changing world of mathematics education. There are so many ways you can influence these changes.
Many people think that GCTM is just about the annual mathematics conference, but WE ARE SO MUCH MORE! GCTM represents you throughout the year. Here are just a few:
I hope you will find a way to be involved in some capacity. You may perhaps even have other ideas of ways GCTM can support teachers or promote mathematics education in Georgia. Either way, I look forward to working with you. I am just an email away. Please feel free to contact me or any member of the GCTM Executive Committee at any time. https://www.gctm.org/executive