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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 teachers of middle and high school mathematics teachers who have done outstanding work in motivating students in mathematics through participation in one of the MAA AMC competitions.

What is awarded? More than 20 award winners receive recognition from the MAA AMC program as well as a $500 stipend.
Who can be nominated? Nominations must be middle or high school teachers that also serve as the key person who prepares students for AMC participation. Administrators or instructors who are not teachers in a public or private school are not eligible.
Who can submit a nomination? To be considered as a potential nominee, 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 a school administrator. (If two people co-sign this type of nomination it counts as two nominations).
  • You can nominate yourself as long as someone else submits an additional nomination on your behalf (self-nominations even with a co-signer only count as one nomination).

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

  • Comparing scores of past teams from the same school or with schools of similar type, to show improvement;
  • Increases in AMC competitions participation or in the number of qualifiers for invitational contests such as the AIME or USAMO; and
  • Encouragement of mathematical training outside the classroom through math clubs, coaching students, providing extra mathematical training materials, etc.

How can I submit a nomination? Nomination is by submission through an online nomination form. The nomination form for the 2017-2018 Sliffe Awards will be posted in late September.

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
Iveisse 
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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