Lifetime Achievement Award
Selection CriteriaPlease read the selection criteria carefully to ensure all guidelines are followed.
Nominees for the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award should meet the following criteria:
Years of Distinguished Service. The award is for lifetime achievement rather than for a single contribution, no matter how monumental. Nominees should have a minimum of 25 years of distinguished service to mathematics education.
Categories of Distinction. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented for achievement in leadership, teaching, and service. Distinction in these categories can be demonstrated through:
Nomination Letter and Supporting Materials
Each nomination submission should be supported by a letter of nomination, the nominee's resume, and up to five letters of recommendation that speak to the nominee's distinction in the identified categories. The nominations must be typewritten, double-spaced and single-sided (please organize as outlined below), with margins of at least one inch on 8.5" x 11" paper. Font size must be no smaller than 10-point, and width between characters should be normal (100%). The nomination (as one PDF document) is to be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 PM ET on May 1, 2020. No mailed or faxed copies will be accepted. Nominations will be kept on file and reconsidered each year for five years. Nomination materials may be updated annually (optional). Nominations may be withdrawn (by the nominators) at any time.
❏ Letter of Nomination. The letter of nomination should include the name, address, and daytime telephone number of the nominee; the name, address, daytime telephone number, and signature of the nominator; and the names of the authors of the letters of recommendation.
❏ Resume. The nominee's resume should detail education; work experience; service at the district, state, national, and international level; publications; talks at conferences; and service to NCTM or other professional organizations.
❏ Letters of Recommendation. Up to five letters of recommendation may be included. Each of the categories (leadership, teaching, service) should be addressed in at least one of the letters. The nominator may write one of the five letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should focus on the quality rather than the quantity of the performance of the nominee, emphasizing the distinction of the nominee's performance.Note: It is the nominator's responsibility to ensure that nomination submissions are complete with the letter of nomination, curriculum vitae or resume, and the letters of recommendation-each separate entities. Incomplete packets greatly decrease a nominee's chance of receiving the award.
Normally, not more than two awards per year will be given.
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