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GCTM Executive Director Announcement

After serving eight years as GCTM Executive Director and over 40 years of service with GCTM, Tom Ottinger will be stepping down as Executive Director as of October 31, 2018. As outlined in the GCTM Policies, a committee chaired by GCTM President Bonnie Angel has been charged with finding a successor.

To qualify for consideration for this office, candidates must have served on the GCTM Executive Committee for at least one term and been a member of the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics for at least 6 years. The Executive Director must have space to house the Council archives. The term is for 4 years.

The duties of this office are specified in Section 2: Duties of GCTM Officers Part J. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GCTM on pages 9-10 of the GCTM Policies. This document can also be found at: http://new.gctm-resources.org/gctm/Resources/Documents/governance/gctm_policies_may_2015.pdf

The committee is currently soliciting nominations for the new GCTM Executive Director. We ask that you review the qualifications and consider nominating an exceptional member of GCTM, including yourself, for this position.

The deadline for accepting nominations is March 30, 2018. Please submit all nominations to Bonnie Angel at bonnie.angel@gctm.org. Provide the information on the following page about the nominee.

FREE Registrations awarded for the Georgia Math Conference at Rock Eagle!

The following lucky teachers have been selected, one per region, by the GCTM awards committee to receive FREE registrations to the 2017 GMC, October 18-20, 2017. These free registrations were made possible by donations from the Georgia Educational Representatives Association (GERA) to honor the memory of Daphne Loudermilk.

  • North West: Michelle Gambill, Cartersville MS
  • North East: Jennifer Thompson, Loganville MS (Walton County)
  • Metro West: Angela Lively, Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Metro East: Michelle Simmons, Peachcrest ES (Dekalb County)
  • Central West: Clayton McClendon, Macon County HS
  • Central East: Brooks Holder, Twiggs County HS
  • South West: Christina Hawkins, Dodge County HS
  • South East: Michelle Beckworth, Bacon County MS

ESSA’s Title II Funds in Danger

ESSA’s Title II funds for leadership and professional learning are in danger of being eliminated. The programs funded through Title II significantly impact teachers, school leaders, principals, and the students they serve. Join Learning Forward and the education community on August 29 for a coordinated national Day of Action to advocate for ESSA’s Title II funds. Click the following link for 5 ways you can make a difference.

learningforward.org/get-involved/advocacy/day-of-action

Capitol 2017 Advocacy Report from NCTM

NCTM just released their July 2017 Capitol Report letting us know what is happening in Washington with regards to education policy. Read the report here: NCTM Capitol Report: July 2017

Georgia ESSA State Plan Released

Georgia has released the draft of its state plan responsive to the Every Student Succeeds Act, the replacement for the federal law commonly known as No Child Left Behind.

The draft is being posted publicly to give all interested stakeholders time to review the plan and provide their feedback. The public-comment period will run for 30 days, closing on July 14, 2017.

“I deeply appreciate the involvement of many of Georgia’s teachers, parents, school and district representatives, and community members in the ESSA public feedback process,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “I want to ask and encourage everyone who has already been involved to stay engaged with us as this work continues, and for anyone who has not yet been involved, I would ask you to be a part of the public review process moving forward. We can’t create a plan that serves students well unless we’re all working together.”

You can read the Georgia's ESSA State Plan here.

You can find an overview of the plan, along with some background information and instructions for providing feedback here here.

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