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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. The deadline to nominate someone for the Sliffe award is June 1, 2018.

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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 2016-2017 Edyth May Sliffe Award Winners

The full list of 2016-2017 Edyth May Sliffe winners is below

First Name
Last Name
School
School City
State
Amy
Bigelow
Franklin Academy
East Haddam
CT
Stephen
Cochran
Spanish River High School
Boca Raton
FL
Yanli
Cui
White Station High School
Shelby County
TN
Laura
Estersohn
Scarsdale High School
Scarsdale
NY
Ivelisse 
Gonzales Ramos
Notre Dame High School
Caguas
PR
Genie
Hernandez
Caribbean School
Ponce
PR
Saundra
Jordan
Clark High School
Las Vegas
NV
Qiusheng
Li
Princeton International School of Math and Science
Princeton NJ
Ziwei
Lu
Buchholz High School
Gainesville
FL
Elizabeth
Manning
Doral Academy
Doral
FL
Andrew
Moon
Orlando Science Schools
Orlando
FL
Surjit
Nanda
BASIS Scottsdale
Scottsdale
AZ
Todd
Parsons
Shahala Middle School
Vancouver
WA
Alexandra
Schmidt
Emma Willard School
Troy
NY
Sophie
Sindhu
The Banff School
Houston
TX
Vasanthara
Sundarapather
J H High School
Greenville
NC
Robert
Wilder
Middletown High School
Middletown
DE
Rand
Wise
Marist School
Atlanta
GA

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