Linda M. Gojak, President 2012–2014
Linda M. Gojak has served in many roles with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics over the years, including as a member of NCTM’s Board of Directors (1996–99), member of the Arithmetic Teacher Editorial Panel (1991–94), co-chair of the Cleveland regional conferences (1997, 2008), member of the Program Committee for the Indianapolis Annual Meeting (1994), and program chair for the Minneapolis Annual Meeting (1997). More recently, she was a reviewer for Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics: A Quest for Coherence, published in 2006. As NCTM president, she oversaw the development and publication in 2014 of Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. In 1999, after 28 years of teaching mathematics at the elementary and middle grade levels, she became director of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education, Teaching, and Technology at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.
Linda Gojak has also served as president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She has held leadership positions in the Council of Presidential Awardees in Mathematics, the Triangle Coalition, the Mathematical Sciences Education Board, and the Ohio Mathematics Education Leadership Council. Gojak is also a member of TODOS: Mathematics for All and the Association of Mathematics Educators.
Among the honors that Gojak has received was the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching—one of the nation’s highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science. She was also awarded the Christofferson-Fawcett Award for Leadership in Mathematics Education from the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Gojak earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Miami University, and a master’s degree in education, with a K–8 mathematics endorsement, from Kent State University.