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Candidate for President

Chuck Garner

Present Position in GCTM: Vice President for Competitions

Universities Attended and Degrees Held

  • B.S. in Mathematics, Georgia State University

  • M.S. in Mathematics, Georgia State University

  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Johannesburg

Professional Experience

  • 2014-present, online mathematics instructor, Art of Problem Solving (artofproblemsolving.com)
  • 2001-present, mathematics teacher and math team sponsor, Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, Conyers GA
  • 1996-2001, mathematics teachers and math team sponsor, Conyers Middle School, Conyers GA
  • 1994-1996, mathematics teacher and math team sponsor, Dell H. Robison Middle School, Las Vegas NV

GCTM Offices/Committees

  • 2016, Chair, Summer Institute Scholarship Committee
  • 2014, Nominating Committee
  • 2009-present, VP for Competitions
  • 2007-2009, Chair, State Math Tournament Committee
  • 2005-2007, State Math Tournament Committee
  • 2005-present, Coach, Georgia ARML team

Other Professional Organizations and Offices

  • 2017-2019, Chair, Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America for Teachers of Advanced High School Mathematics
  • 2016-2019, Chair, MAA Committee for the Edith May Sliffe Award
  • 2015-present, MAA Representative to the Mu Alpha Theta National Governing Council
  • 2014-2017, MAA Board of Governors, Governor-at-Large for High School Teachers
  • 2011-2015, MAA Committee for the American Mathematics Competition
  • 2009-present, Georgia Department of Education’s Math Advisory Council
  • Also a member of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, the Georgia Association of Advanced Placement Mathematics Teachers, the American Mathematical Society, the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, the World Federation of Mathematics Competitions, and the TeX Users Group


  • Selected as STAR teacher 11 times, 2003-2011, 2013, 2017
  • Georgia Association of AP Math Teachers’ John Neff Award, 2016
  • Yale University Educator Award, 2016
  • Star94 and Georgia Federal Credit Union’s Teachers Make a Difference Award, 2013
  • Stanford University Educator Award, 2012
  • MIT Inspirational Teacher Award, 2011
  • GCTM’s Dwight Love Award, 2010
  • Rockdale Magnet School Teacher of the Year, 2007
  • GCTM’s Excellence in Teaching Mathematics Award (sponsored by the Georgia Math-Science Roundtable), 2003

Candidate Statement

GCTM means many things to many people, but to me, GCTM means involvement. Involvement in mathematics education, in the mathematics educator community, involvement in mathematics curricula, and involvement in teacher preparation and development. Through our Academies, our tournaments, and our always impressive Georgia Math Conference at Rock Eagle, we encourage involvement in the mathematical education of Georgia students and the professional development of their teachers. Being involved with these wonderful programs never fails to make us think, to make us grow, and to challenge us to become better teachers. However, it is not only involvement in the classroom where GCTM excels. Through our advocacy with state lawmakers, the Georgia Department of Education, and other organizations such as GSTA, GCTM is involved with the latest curricula and policies which affect Georgia mathematics teachers. We have the ability and know-how to communicate this knowledge through the Academies and the GMC. As VP for Competitions for the last 8 years, I have talked with many math teachers who have shared with me how beneficial this involvement can be. As President, I would continue GCTM’s involvement with advocating for the mathematics teacher and their students. I would also reach out to mathematics teachers across Georgia who do not yet know how important and influential their involvement with GCTM can be. Thank you for considering me for President of GCTM.