LATM Lifetime Service Award

LATM is proud to announce that the nomination period is now open for the fourth Lifetime Service to Mathematics Education Award . This award is normally bestowed at the LATM annual conference.  The 2017 LATM Conference will be held this year in Baton Rouge at the Crowne Plaza on November 6-8, 2017.

As a members in good standing are invited to share in the selection process as they send nominations and a rationale for each nomination for consideration by the selection committee. This can be done by completing the nomination form at below
. Nominations are now open with the nomination deadline of August 15, 2017.The following is a description of the award and criteria for selection:

The Lifetime Service to Math Education Award recognizes an LATM member for distinguished service in the field of mathematics education. LATM members in good standing are invited to share in the selection process by sending nominations and a rationale for each nomination to the current LATM Past President for review by the selection committee. The award is designed to recognize a current or former LATM member who has made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of math education in mathematics and/or mathematics teaching over a significant period of time, and signifying the culmination of his/her career. The recipient may be a teacher, a former LATM Executive Council member, a current or former school administrator, state department of education employee, elected official, or other individual who meets the stated criteria.


1.    The nominee must have been a member of LATM for a minimum of five (5) years. LATM will verify membership.

2.    The nominee must have exhibited an excellence of contribution to LATM.

3.    Among the types of outstanding services that are considered by the committee are:

  • -       Unique or extraordinary contributions to the LATM organization.

  • -       Contributions to LATM over a significant period of time.

  • -       Active leadership in mathematics education at local, state, or national level.

  • -       Noteworthy scholarly contributions to mathematics education at any level.

  • -       Direct and substantial contributions to the improvement of mathematics education at any level.

  • -       Overall excellence of contributions.

4.    If the nominee has previously served on the Executive Council, it is recommended they must have completed their last term a minimum of three (3) years prior to this nomination. Additionally, if awarded, this person will not return to the Executive Council in any capacity.

In addition to providing information about the nominee, the nomination form requires that the nominator provide two additional references (name, email address, and phone number) who can be contacted to provide additional information to support your nomination. Therefore, it is important to gather contact information for the nominee and the two references prior to accessing the nomination form.

The LATM Board respectfully requests that nominees NOT be informed of their nomination.

Most of us can think of an individual who has had an impact in advancing mathematics education. Please consider nominating one or more individuals worthy of this prestigious award no later than August 15, 2017.

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