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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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