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Edyth May Sliffe Awards

The Edyth May Sliffe Awards for Distinguished Mathematics Teaching in Middle School and High School are given annually to middle and high school mathematics teachers who have done outstanding work to motivate students in mathematics by participating in one of the MAA American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) competitions.

What is the award? More than 20 competition managers receive recognition from the MAA AMC program and a $500 stipend.

Who is eligible for nomination? Middle or high school teachers who play a crucial role in preparing students to participate in the MAA American Mathematics Competitions. Administrators or instructors who are not teachers at a public or private school are not eligible.

Who can submit a nomination? A teacher must be nominated by at least two individuals. The nominators may be:

  • A student, parent, fellow teacher or associate, including school volunteers, or school administrators. (If two people co-sign this type of nomination it counts as two nominations).
  • Teachers are allowed to nominate themselves as long as someone else submits an additional nomination on their behalf. A self-nomination with a co-signer only counts as one nomination).

What criteria is the committee looking for? It is important to share the effect the teacher has had on students’ interest and participation in mathematics through preparation for the MAA American Mathematics Competitions. Providing examples of additional evidence can strengthen a nomination letter such as:

  • Improvement in AMC scores from past years;
  • An increase in the number of students participating in the AMC 8 or AMC 10/12 competitions;
  • An increase in the number of students who have gone on to participate in the invitational competitions, such as AIME and USAMO;
  • Efforts to encourage students to pursue mathematical training outside the classroom through math clubs, coaching students, providing extra mathematical training materials, etc.

How can I submit a nomination? The nomination deadline for 2018 has passed. Nominations for the 2019 Sliffe awards will open in spring of 2019.

 

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Edyth May Sliffe Award Winners

The full list of 2017-2018 Edyth May Sliffe winners is below

First Name

Last Name

School

School City

State

Julienne

Au

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

Chicago

IL

Boyd

Blackburn

Smith Middle School

Chapel Hill

NC

Nancy

Chambers

Ladue Middle School

St. Louis

MO

Tim

Chavel

Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy

Charlotte

NC

Wendy

Cordero

Lexington High School

Lexington

MA

Charles

Cox

Hillside School

Marlborough

MA

Theresa

Dobbs

Milwaukee School of Languages

Milwaukee

WI

Amy

Duke

Bishop Lynch High School

Dallas

TX

Sema

Duzyol

Fulton Science Academy Private School

Alpharetta

GA

Lina

Ellis

Westminster High School

Atlanta

GA

Sharon

Freedman

Oak Middle School

Shrewsbury

MA

Josh

Frost

Jonas Clarke Middle School

Lexington

MA

Hannibal

Grubis

West Valley High School

Fairbanks

AK

Colin

Hinde

Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School

Bloomfield Hills

MI

April

Jung

Sir Winston Churchill Secondary

Vancouver

BC

Vandana

Kadam

The Harker Middle School

San Jose

CA

Michelle

Lee

Cedarlane Academy

Hacienda Heights

CA

Sun

Lee

Mirman School

Los Angeles

CA

George

Lin

Pinetree Secondary School

Coquitlam

BC

Jose

Martinez

Mountain View High School

Mountain View

CA

Rafael

Mirabal

Notre Dame High School

Caguas

PR

Michael

Murphy

School for Independent Learners

Los Altos

CA

Armand

Pede

De La Salle College Oaklands

Toronto

ON

Garry

Redillas

Evergreen Valley High School

San Jose

CA

Kathryn

Saftner

Takoma Park Middle School

Silver Spring

MD

Lura

Sandlin

Dumas New Tech High School

Dumas

AR

Srilakshmi

Sankar

World Academy

Nashua

NH

Tatiana

Ter-Zakhariants

Stratford Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School

Sunnyvale

CA

Nita

Walker

Santa Ana Unified School District

Santa Ana

CA

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