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Annie K. Wallace Recognized with 2022 Richard H. Balomenos Memorial Award

At the Spring Conference on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, the New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics (NHTM) recognized Annie K. Wallace as the 2022 Richard H. Balomenos Memorial Award recipient for her outstanding service to and leadership in mathematics education in New Hampshire.

Annie currently works for the New Hampshire Department of Education as the Mathematics/STEM Consultant and the President’s Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching State Coordinator. Before that, she taught middle school in Merrimack and then Hampstead. In addition to teaching, she served as an interventionist, coach, data specialist, program developer, and as a mentor to pre-service teachers. A former colleague at Hampstead Middle School wrote, “I heard that you are leaving Hampstead Middle School to work for the DOE…They are getting one of the finest on their team. You really get math, students, teachers, and what needs to be done in education. New Hampshire is so lucky to have you…In all my years there I never saw anyone who worked harder to make sure all students, at all levels got what they needed in mathematics. You are irreplaceable.”

Annie has been contributing to mathematics education at a state-wide level long before being hired by the NH DOE. She served, co-chaired, and chaired the NH DOE Professional Standards Board (2014-2020) and has served on the New Hampshire Quantitative Literacy Project (2008-2009), the Statewide Professional Learning Community (2010), the NH STEM Education Task Force (2015-2016), and on the Test Item Review Committee. She has been a program reviewer for the NH Council for Teacher Education and a PAEMST Reviewer. She also has been an instructor at several colleges in the state and a program developer and grant project coordinator at NHTI-Concord’s Community College. She presents at local, statewide, regional, and national conferences.

Annie joined the NHTM Board in 2012 and has served in many roles including president, NCTM/NCSM Representative, and Regional Structure Coordinator. The NHTM Board is thrilled that she continues her service to NHTM as the DOE representative to the Board. She serves not only as a valuable advisor and liaison but continues to volunteer to do critical tasks. As Rob Lukasiak, former NHTM president, said, “Annie Wallace’s dedication, leadership, and service as a member of the NHTM board, alone, is worthy of her being honored with this year’s Richard H. Balomenos

NHTM President Terri Magnus presents the Balomenos Award to Annie Wallace.

Memorial Award.  Anyone who knows her understands what an incredible person she is and what a joy it is to work with her.  She is always learning and challenging herself – sometimes even beyond what seems to be humanly possible!  I am proud to be able to call her a friend and a colleague.  She has had a profound influence on my own personal and professional development.  Her impact on the NH mathematics community is unparalleled and, thankfully, ongoing.”

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  • Secretary: Laurie Brody
  • Post-Secondary Representative: Jennifer Carrobis
  • Media/Public Relations: Shawn Hackshaw

Many thanks to our outgoing board members! 

  • Natalie Laflamme (Secretary)
  • Raina Eckhardt (Post-Secondary Representative)
  • Jessica Jacques (Media/Public Relations) 

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New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics 2022 Spring Conference:

A Night of Notice and Wonder

with Annie Fetter

March 23, 2022, 4:30-7:00, on Zoom

The New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics (NHTM) held its 2022 Spring Conference virtually on March 23. Annie Fetter delivered an interactive keynote presentation, entitled "Notice and Wonder: Gateway to Student Sense-Making." Annie Fetter worked on the project that developed the first version of the Geometer’s Sketchpad and was a founding staff member of the Math Forum until it ended in 2017. Currently, Annie consults with schools, districts, states, and a world-famous art museum, and speaks at conferences, encouraging a focus on sense-making and leveraging students’ ideas. Annie is a contributing author of McGraw Hill Education’s new K-5 textbook series, Reveal Math, and works part-time for the 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education, continuing the Math Forum’s research and outreach. Annie’s very first Ignite talk, “Ever Wonder What They’d Notice?", has been used in countless PD sessions around the world.

Professional Development certificates was issued to participants. 

NHTM Announces a new membership structure:

FREE Basic Membership!  New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics (NHTM) is happy to welcome all who are interested in mathematics education to join our organization. We realize that membership fees can be a burden, so we are offering our basic membership for free. Members receive occasional updates about our professional development opportunities - Dine & Discuss, Book Studies, Conferences - and PD provided by others with an interest in mathematics education. The basic membership also includes membership in the New England affiliate, Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE), with all of its privileges. 

PREMIUM Membership for Schools and Individuals! 

Principals may purchase a school premium membership which gives educational staff in their building--teachers, special educators, paraprofessionals, administrators, etc.--premium membership benefits (eligibility for awards and grants, discounts on NHTM events, and the option to post jobs). A school may purchase a premium membership for $25 to enroll up to 19 educational staff members or $50 for 20 or more members. Colleges and universities may include students in this bulk premium membership rate. Premium memberships run from September to August.

Click here to register!  Membership is FREE!

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NHTM Events

  • Building Thinking Classrooms virtual book study - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
    • Meeting the following Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 on Zoom:
      • February 10th
      • March 10th
      • April 14th
      • May 12th
    • Register here: https://nhtm.wildapricot.org/event-4460233
  • NHTM Spring Conference: March 23, 2022
    • Keynote Speaker: Annie Fetter
    • Registration: $20 for Premium Members; $30 for Basic Members; free for students
    • Begins at 4:30 via Zoom
    • Registration will open soon!

Affiliate Events
  • NCSM Virtual Leadership Seminars
    • Upcoming February 7th and March 7th
    • Visit this link for more information.
  • Build Math Minds: February 26th and 27th
    • Virtual Math Summit for elementary educators
    • 31 PD sessions covering a range of topics
    • Visit this link for more information
  • Global Math Department Webinars: every Tuesday at 9pm EST
    • Free webinars!
    • Visit this link for more information
  • ATMNE Conference hosted in Vermont
    • Proposals for presentations due by May 15, 2022
  • UNH Tech for Teachers Institute: July 18-29, 2022
    • Visit this link for more information.
    • Limited to 12 people.
    • Receive a $1,500 award!
  • NCTM/ASSM/NCSM Recommendations, "Continuing the Journey: Mathematics Learning 2021 and Beyond," is accessible via https://www.nctm.org/uploadedFiles/Research_and_Advocacy/collections/Continuing_the_Journey/NCTM_NCSM_Continuing_the_Journey_Report-Fnl2.pdf.
  • Do you tweet? ATMNE is looking for volunteers to lead Twitter Chats on topics related to mathematics education in the coming school year. Contact Joe Spadano at jspadano@rivier.edu if you can volunteer for a half-hour session on a Monday night.
  • Have you been following the NHTM Blog at https://nhmathteachers.wordpress.com/? The NHTM President and Grade Level Representatives post their thoughts on mathematics education on a quarterly basis. Guest blogs are also welcome. Contact Christina Anderson at canderson@sau39.org if you would like to contribute. Posts must align with the mission and values of NHTM and its parent organizations.
  • Conferences:
    • NCTM Regional Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, March 16, 2022.
    • NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition Los Angeles, September 28, 2022.
    • 2022 ATMNE Conference, hosted by VCTM in Killington VT, October 20-21, 2022.

    Notes from our March 18, 2021

    Virtual Spring Conference

    Teaching and Learning Mathematics: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities to Move Forward


    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Trena Wilkerson, NCTM President

    Dr. Wilkerson's slides with participants' contributions

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