Reston, Va., May 16, 2013— Florence Glanfield, an associate professor of
mathematics education at the University of Alberta, has joined the Board of
Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The
14-member board serves as the chief policymaking body for NCTM.
Glanfield began her three-year
term (2013–2016) at the conclusion of NCTM’s 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition in
Denver on April 20. NCTM is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the
teaching and learning of mathematics. With 80,000 members, NCTM supports
mathematics educators in all 50 states and Canada.
Glanfield’s interests include addressing persistent achievement
gaps, offering ongoing professional learning opportunities, and providing
equitable instructional and assessment practices for all students.
She has also served as an assistant professor, provincial
mathematics curriculum and assessment specialist, and mathematics teacher.
work with NCTM includes membership on the 2012 Yearbook Editorial Panel,
the Nominations and Elections Committee (2002–05), the Mathematics
Teacher Advisory Panel (2000–02), the Assessment Addenda Task Force
(1995–2003), the Annual Meeting Program Committee (2002, 2005), and the Regional
Services Committee (1993–96). She has also served as the chair of the Annual
Meeting Program Committee (2008), the Regional Services Committee (1996–97),
and the Canadian Regional Conference (1994). She was lead author and editor of Mathematics
Assessment: A Practical Handbook for Grades K–2 (NCTM 2003) and
lead author of “From Teachers’ Conversations to Students’ Mathematical
Communication,” in Teachers Engaged in Research: Inquiry into
Mathematics Practice, Grades 9–12 (NCTM and Information Age
In addition to membership
in NCTM, Glanfield has professional affiliations with TODOS: Mathematics
for ALL, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, the Association of
Mathematics Teacher Educators, the Mathematics Council of the Alberta Teachers’
Association, the Saskatchewan Mathematics Teachers’ Society, and the Canadian
Mathematics Education Study Group.
Glanfield has earned a bachelor
of science in mathematics, a bachelor of education in mathematics education, a
master of education in administration, and a doctor of philosophy in
mathematics education, all from the University of Alberta.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is the public voice of
mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional
development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest
quality for all students. With 80,000 members and more than 200 Affiliates,
NCTM is the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving mathematics
education in prekindergarten through grade 12. The Council’s Principles and
Standards for School Mathematics includes guidelines for
excellence in mathematics education. Its Curriculum
Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for
Coherence, released in 2006, identifies the most important mathematical
topics for each grade level. Focus
in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making advocates
practical changes to the high school mathematics curriculum to refocus learning
on reasoning and sense making. NCTM is dedicated to ongoing dialogue and
constructive discussion with all stakeholders about what is best for our
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