Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Deadline: Nov 02, 2018

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    The NCTM Lifetime Achievement Awards honor living Essential or Premium or Emeritus Members of NCTM who have exhibited a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education at the national level. The Lifetime Achievement Award may be given posthumously. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually at the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition. Awards were presented for the first time in 1994 to Edgar Edwards, Shirley Hill, and Eugene Smith.
    Grades: Other initiatives

    Selection Criteria
    Please 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: 

    • performance of the nominee on the job;
    • service beyond the requirements of the job at the state, and national/international level;
    • service to NCTM such as: offices held, committee memberships, special projects, meetings, publications.

    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 metgrants@nctm.org by 11:59 PM ET on November 2, 2018. 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  Nominations may be withdrawn (by the nominators) at any time.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.

    Number of Awards

    Normally, not more than two awards per year will be given.

    The Mathematics Education Trust was established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

     

    2018

    William Renwick Speer Dr. William Speer has spent most of his life working to improve mathematics education in more than fifteen different roles over the years at institutions across the country. He is known for his tireless efforts and contributions to advancements within the field. He received two Fulbright

    Carole E. Greenes Throughout her distinguished career, Dr. Carole Greenes has dedicated herself to excellence in mathematics education. Known for her generous, creative, and encouraging approach, she has made a long-lasting impact on the field. “Teachers and leaders throughout Arizona's K-12 system benefit

    2017

    J. Michael Shaughnessy Michael Shaughnessy's dedication and significant contributions to mathematics education span over forty years. His passion for teaching and learning; his classroom research; his many publications and hundreds of presentations; his leadership, integrity, humor, and ability to engage and i

    Margaret J. (Peg) Kenney For more than six decades, the national and international mathematics education community has felt the strong presence of Margaret J. (Peg) Kenney. She was an outstanding teacher, a strong leader for many professional organizations, a mentor for hundreds of classroom teachers, and an a

    2016

    Barbara J. Reys Insert bio text here. Columbia, Missouri 74445 2016

    Edwin Dickey Ed Dickey is a professor of mathematics, associate department chair of instruction and teacher education, and a director of the Office of Educational Outreach at the University of South Carolina. In addition to his significant contributions at USC, he has also taught at Columbia College and Richla

    2015

    The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) Board of Trustees has selected Franklin D. Demana as one of the recipients of the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.
    The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) Board of Trustees has selected Bert K. Waits (posthumously) as one of the recipients of the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.
    The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) Board of Trustees has selected M. Kathleen (Kathy) Heid as one of the recipients of the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.

    2014

    2014 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Miriam A. Leiva
    2014 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Christian R. Hirsch

    2013

    James M. Rubillo Jim Rubillo has been an inspirational leader, communicator, and advocate for mathematics education for more than 45 years. He has made numerous contributions to the mathematics education community, with a special emphasis on technology and teaching mathematics at the community college and high

    2013 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Carol E. Malloy.

    2012

    Gail F. Burrill More than probability played a role in getting Gail Burrill where she is today. Burrill is an indefatigable advocate for more statistics in the classroom. This drive for statistics-and for mathematics in general-has carried her to numerous roles in her career, from high school math teacher to

    2012 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Francis (Skip) Fennell

    2011

    2011 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Eugene A. Klotz
    2011 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Stephen Krulik

    2010

    2010 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Henry O. Pollak
    2010 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Harry B. Tunis

    2009

    2009 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Edward A. Silver
    2009 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Evan M. Maletsky

    2008

    2008 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Robert E. Reys.
    2008 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Frank K. Lester, Jr.

    2007

    2007 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Judith E. Jacobs
    2007 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Douglas A. Grouws

    2006

    2006 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Gary G. Bitter.
    2006 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, L. Carey Bolster.

    2005

    2005 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Peggy A. House.
    2005 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, James T. Fey.

    2004

    2004 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Glenda T. Lappan.
    2004 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Thomas P. Carpenter.

    2003

    2003 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Jack Price.
    2003 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Jeremy Kilpatrick.

    2002

    2002 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Donald J. Dessart.
    2002 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Shirley M. Frye

    2001

    2001 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Zalman Usiskin
    2001 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, James W. Wilson

    2000

    2000 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Judith T. Sowder
    2000 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Mary M. Lindquist

    1999

    1999 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Genevieve M. Knight
    1999 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, F. Joe Crosswhite

    1998

    1998 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, James D. Gates
    1998 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Marilyn N. Suydam
    1998 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Max A. Sobel

    1997

    1997 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Thomas A. Romberg
    1997 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Iris M. Carl
    1997 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, John C. Egsgard

    1996

    1996 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Izaak Wirszup
    1996 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Gerlena R. Clark
    1996 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, John A. Dossey

    1995

    1995 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Stephen S. Willoughby
    1995 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Lola J. May
    1995 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Stanley J. Bezuszka, S.J.

    1994

    1994 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Shirley A. Hill
    1994 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Eugene P. Smith
    1994 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Edgar L. Edwards, Jr.