ICTM Awards

ICTM sponsors nine awards given at the ICTM Annual Conference in October of each year.  You can find guidelines for nomination and a list of past recipients of each reward below.  All applications and supporting documents are due by March 31 of the application year.  Award winners receive 5 years of paid ICTM membership as well as a plaque in their honor.

To send in a nomination for the ICTM Awards, you will need to: 

  1. Download and Complete the Award Application PDF (Required): This new application process does not require a resume.  You can simply input the relevant information directly into the PDF.  Please make sure your nominee meets the criteria for the award before submitting by examining the criteria given through the links below.
  2. Obtain a Current Resume of the Nominee (Optional): You may also obtain a resume of the nominee to use if you wish instead of completing page 3 of the above application.
  3. Obtain Letters of Support (Required): You will also need at least three, but not more then six, letters of support with the name and email address of the authors.
  4. Submit the Full Nomination Packet: Once all the above information has been assembled, you may submit it in one of three ways. 
    1. Online: Upload all the above files in a single zipped folder or as individual files to this website using the Online Award Nomination FormClick here to enter the online submission portal.
    2. Email: Email all the above files in a single zipped folder or as individual files directly to John Benson (whose email is in the PDF file).
    3. Mail: Mail hard copies of all the above files to John (whose physical address is also in the PDF file).

You can see the list of awards available below along with links to the criteria for each individual award.  On the page about the individual award you can also see a list of past award winners for that particular award. All nomination packets are due by midnight on March 31.

 If you want to recommend a teacher (or yourself) for a possible award, feel free to complete this short online form.

 

Here are the 2021 ICTM Award Winners!

Illinois Promising New Teacher of Mathematics Award

The Promising New Teacher of Mathematics Award honors one outstanding new teacher each year who has started his or her teaching career with tremendous success.

Learn more about the criteria for this award and see past winners.

Winner 2021: Sydney Hendricks Adlai E. Stevenson HS (Lincolnshire)

 Sydney Hendricks

Excellence in Elementary Mathematics Teaching Award

The Excellence in Elementary Mathematics Teaching Award honors one outstanding elementary school mathematics teacher each year.

Learn more about the criteria for this award and see past winners.

Winner 2021: Amanda ZimolzakEl Sierra School (Downers Grove)

 Amanda Zimolzak

Excellence in Middle School Mathematics Teaching Award

The Excellence in Middle School Mathematics Teaching Award honors one outstanding middle school mathematics teacher each year.

Learn more about the criteria for this award and see past winners.

Winner 2021:  Debbie JenkinsLincolnwood Jr High School (Raymond)

Debbie Jenkins 

Excellence in Secondary Mathematics Teaching Award
(T.E. Rine Award)

The Excellence in Secondary Mathematics Teaching Award (T.E. Rine Award) honors one outstanding secondary school mathematics teacher each year.

Learn more about the criteria for this award and see past winners.

Winner 2021: Jay Hooper, Centennial High School (Champaign)

Jay Hooper 

Excellence in Post-Secondary Mathematics Teaching Award

The Excellence in Post-Secondary Mathematics Teaching Award honors one outstanding post-secondary school mathematics teacher each year.

Learn more about the criteria for this award and see past winners.

Winner 2021: N/A

 

Max Beberman Mathematics Educator Award

The Max Beberman Mathematics Educator Award honors one outstanding person each year who has made significant contributions to the field of mathematics education through research, curriculum design, or teacher training.

Learn more about the criteria for this award and see past winners.

Winner 2021: Mary Jo Tavormina DirectorMetro Chicago Mathematics Initiative

Mary Jo Tavormina 

Fred Flener Award: Engaging Students in Math Beyond the Classroom

The Fred Flener Award: Engaging Students in Math Beyond the Classroom honors one outstanding person each year who has fostered students’ learning of mathematics outside of the normal classroom environment.

Learn more about the criteria for this award and see past winners.

Winner 2021: N/A

 

Lee Yunker Mathematics Leadership Award

The Lee Yunker Mathematics Leadership Award honors one outstanding person each year who provides leadership to the teachers of Illinois. Past winners have included department chairs, professional development providers, textbook authors, and curriculum leaders.

Learn more about the criteria for this award and see past winners.

Winner 2021: George ReeseDirector of the Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education UIUC (Champaign)

George Reese 

The Distinguished Life Achievement in Mathematics Award

The Distinguished Life Achievement in Mathematics Award honors one outstanding person each year who has made significant contributions to the field of mathematics education over the course of his or her career.

Learn more about the criteria for this award and see past winners.

Winner 2021: Jerry Becker, Southern IL University (Carbondale)

Jerry Becker