Ken Krehbiel Named NCTM Executive Director
RESTON, Va., March 1, 2017 - The Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has selected Ken Krehbiel to be NCTM executive director. He has been serving as acting executive director since October 2016.
“The NCTM Board and I appreciate Ken's work and what he's been able to accomplish since October,” said NCTM President Matt Larson. “In his 17 years at NCTM he's consistently demonstrated good strategic sense as he's supported and advised the Board on how to position the organization in the policy world and in the education community. He is committed to NCTM's mission of supporting teachers to provide the highest quality mathematics education for each and every student.”
Krehbiel joined NCTM in 2000 as director of communications, responsible for the Council's external communications and government relations. Since 2003 he has been associate executive director for communications, with responsibility for all NCTM public affairs and publications. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the STEM Education Coalition and the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum.
“I am honored to be given this opportunity with an organization that's earned its reputation as a leader by developing the first education content standards,” Krehbiel said. “The staff and I look forward to working collaboratively with NCTM leadership to adapt to a rapidly evolving marketplace while providing value to our members and continuing to be an influential voice for mathematics education.”
Krehbiel earned a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas, and he holds a master of music degree in music criticism from Johns Hopkins University where he studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
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 each and every student. With 70,000 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 and issues a call for all students to engage in more challenging mathematics. NCTM's Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All describes the principles and actions that are essential for a high-quality mathematics education for each and every student. NCTM is dedicated to ongoing dialogue and constructive discussion with all stakeholders about what is best for our nation's students.
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