Regional Director's Award
Regional Director's Awardee - Region 1
Danielle has been a math consultant at Kalamazoo RESA since 2007 and has done an outstanding job educating area teachers on best practices in math instruction. Her work has focused on delivering professional development and providing instructional coaching for individual teachers to help ensure their students are successful in mathematics. A tireless worker, Danielle is always well prepared and keeps her region informed about pertinent information regarding state issues in mathematics.
Regional Director's Awardee - Region 4
Lowell Middle School
As a Lowell Middle School teacher, Katey is constantly searching for and implementing rich tasks and activities to foster authentic learning in her classroom. She uses journaling, project-based and cooperative learning, and technology to help her students see mathematics as a tool in their lives. Katey focuses on all students experiencing success in mathematics, helping her students build intrinsic motivation towards future success.
Regional Director's Awardee - Region 5
Ruth Anne Hodges
Michigan Department of Education
Ruth Anne has been a dedicated member of MCTM for many years, starting with a student membership as an undergraduate. She has a passion for mathematics and has made it her goal to improve student’s achievement in Michigan. Her leadership as the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Mathematics education consultant has led to an increased awareness of what good mathematics looks like in the classroom and how teachers can help their students be more successful.
Regional Director's Awardee - Region 10
Traverse Bay Area ISD
Karen has served as a K-12 math consultant for eight years at the Traverse Bay Area ISD, working with teachers in five counties. She has facilitated numerous professional development offerings including Project Prime, Learning Goals and Scales, and EMATHS and presented at the MCTM and MACUL conferences. Through her leadership the mathematics teachers in the region continue to be informed about what is happening at the state level and are encouraged to take an active role as learners and teachers of mathematics.