Fernand J. Prevost Mathematics Teaching Award

 

Nominees are being sought for the annual FERNAND J. PREVOST MATHEMATICS TEACHING AWARD. NHTM is presenting the award in recognition of the contribution that Ferd has made to the mathematics educators of New Hampshire during his thirty years as the state mathematics consultant. The award is being given to a beginning teacher in her/his first through fifth year who meets the following criteria which exemplify the characteristics which Ferd has brought to his teaching:

  • commitment to good mathematics

  • confidence that all children can learn

  • a spirit of self reflection and professional curiosity

  • caring and concern for colleagues

  • a willingness to explore, to learn, and to grow as a teacher of mathematics

  • a willingness to share mathematical and pedagogical activities with others

 The recipient will receive a plaque of achievement, a $250 prize, and a one year membership to NHTM. The  presentation of the award will be made at the NHTM Spring Conference.


 The 2017 Prevost Award Nomination Form is found by clicking here or obtained by sending a request to 


   Nominations are due by December 15, 2016  either mail to:

         Katrina Hall

         NHTM Middle School Representative

         10 Patch Road

         Hollis NH 03049

  

  or can be obtained by sending a request to middleschoolrep@nhmathteachers.org or katrinaleighhall@gmail.com


     View the 2017 Prevost Award Nominee Cover Form by clicking here .

    View the 2017 Prevost Award Nominee Application Procedure by clicking here.


    

  Completed Nomination Packets must be received by January 18, 2017 send to: 

       Katrina Hall

       NHTM Middle School Representative

       10 Patch Road

       Hollis NH 03049


   or email directly to:  middleschoolrep@nhmathteachers.org or katrinaleighhall@gmail.com


 

Past recipients:

   1995 Toni Taylor, Keene High School

   1996 Kim Knighton, Profile School

   1997 Delia LeFebrvre, Monroe Elem. Sch.

   1998 Richard T. Elliot, Fall Mountain Regional

   1999 Megan Fowler, Brattleboro MS

   2000 Leah Adamowicz, Hollis Brookline JHS

   2001 Cynthia Sanschagrin, Hanover High School

   2002 Marina J. Capen from Souhegan High School

   2003 Adam Wiggan, Cooperative Middle School, Stratham

   2004 Anne Boisvert, Manchester Memorial High School

   2005 Craig Sheil, Monadnock Regional High School

   2006 April M. Guinness, Mascoma Valley Regional High School

   2007 Brian O'Connell, Oyster River High School

   2008 Andrea Drake, Goffstown High School

   2009 Scott Currier, Belmont High School

   2010 Jarrod Shaheen, Lebanon High Schoo

   2011 Amanda Benware, Bedford High School

   2012 Sarah Spears, Alton Central School

   2013 Pat Marquette, Hollis Brookline Middle School

   2014 No Award Given

   2015 Nathan Bracy, Goffstown High School

   2016 Stefan Fritz, Bedford High School

 


Fernand J. Prevost Mathematics Teaching Award 

March 16, 2017

At the March 16, 2017 NHTM Annual Meeting and Spring Dine and Discuss featuring Greg Tang as keynote speaker, Annie Wallace, NHTM President and Stefan Fritz, 2016 Prevost Awardee introduced the Prevost Finalists:

 

Dala Johnson, a teacher at Campbell High School in Litchfield;

Michael Morris a teacher at Hanover High School in Hanover; and

Elisabeth Murphy a teacher at the Henry Moore School in Candia.

 

NHTM presents the annual Fernand J. Prevost Mathematics Teaching Award in recognition of the contributions that Ferd Prevost has made to the mathematics educators of New Hampshire. The award given to a beginning teacher in her or his first through fifth year who exemplifies the characteristics that Ferd  brought to his teaching:

*a commitment to good mathematics,

*confidence that all children can learn,

*a spirit of self-reflection and professional curiosity,

*care and concern for colleagues,

*a willingness to explore, to learn, and to grow as a teacher of mathematics, and,

*a willingness to share mathematical and pedagogical activities with others.

The recipient of this year’s award will receive a plaque of achievement, a monetary prize, and a year's membership to NHTM.

Annie Wallace  introduced Stefan Fritz, the 2016 recipient of the Prevost Award and shared background information on the finalists:


Stefan read:

This year the award committee selected three finalists:

Our first finalist is a teacher from Hanover High School who has taught Pre-Algebra, Topics in Algebra, Algebra 2, and Interactive Mathematics I and II at both the comprehensive and honors levels. Michael has been recognized by colleagues, parents, and students as a teacher who reaches his students with organized and challenging content, fairness, an open attitude for questions, a unique energy and a flair for fun. Colleagues recognize this person as a lead teacher for Algebra 2 who always shares his pedagogical ideas. He has led mathematical discussions, as well as other discussions focused on the school schedules and students’ probable levels of stress. He has additionally taken his summer to work on mathematics curriculum. On top of his high level of engagement within the math classroom, he has volunteered to support co-workers in times of need, leads math team students as well as peer groups, and has been the driving force in the Bridge Club.

We are pleased to honor Michael Morris as a finalist for the Prevost Mathematics Teaching Award for 2017. Unfortunately, Michael could not make it today.

 

Annie read:

Our second finalist is a 6th grade teacher from the Henry Moore School in Candia. A fellow colleague quoted Greg Cantor with the “essence of mathematics lies in freedom.” This individual’s leadership and teaching is reflective of such freedoms in her provisions to students on a daily basis. Her enthusiasm for mathematics makes her a teacher who is not only approachable but also makes learning attainable for all students; students seek out this teacher and feel every person should have a teacher like this nominee. Students even seek to be with her during math club which is currently at 50 members. This teacher personally believes that 6th grade mathematics is easy to love but knows that much of what students feel about mathematics is based on their self-confidence and self-worth. She feels that she is not only obligated to show mathematical relevance and connections but to also show the beauty of mathematics to her students.

 

We are pleased to honor Elisabeth Murphy as a finalist. Elisabeth, please stand.

 

Stefan  read:

Our third finalist is a teacher from Campbell High School who has taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Algebra 1A and Geometry. This individual has been recognized as a problem solver who is proactive and willing to go above and beyond. Her colleagues recognize her quick ability to identify how students learn best and adapt her teaching to meet the needs of all students in her class. During her classes, she is not only engaged with students but students are engaged with her. In fact, one colleague in particular noted that all teachers should be as effective and caring as this nominee. She has even taken on the role of a teacher mentor during a time of need for her school. 

 

We are pleased to honor Dala Johnson as a finalist for the Prevost Award. Dala, will you please stand.

 

Annie read:

This year’s recipient of the Fernand J. Prevost Mathematics Teaching Award is Elisabeth Murphy.   Congratulations!

                                                                                                                                          

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