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CTCTM President's Message


Greetings CTCTM Members!

I hope you all have had an amazing fall semester! I have enjoyed my time with my students. Seeing them investigate mathematics and become more confident in their abilities is truly a wonderful experience to witness. Also, I am blessed by a wonderful teaching staff that not only pushes their students to become excellent students, but also pushes each other to become better educators. We are truly a profession that never stops learning because if we do, we will become irrelevant to our students.  We must continue to better our teaching practices so we can continue to meet the needs of all students who grace our doors. Teaching mathematics is not for the faint of heart. I have seen our members in action and I am so fortunate to have learned from you in our past conferences, meetings and even in some of your classrooms. Keep up the excellent work!

I also want to encourage you all to SAVE THE DATE for our CTCTM Spring Conference. On Saturday, January 27, 2018, CTCTM will host our annual Spring Conference at University High School in Waco, TX. This year, we are excited to announce Cathy Seeley as our Keynote Speaker! A former President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics as well as a recently retired Senior Fellow with the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas, Cathy is committed to providing a high quality mathematics education for all K-12 students. Her knowledge of National and Texas level mathematics education is unparalleled, and I am excited about her message to our members!

As a member of CTCTM, we want to encourage you to become more involved in our organization. There are opportunities to serve on committees and/or to serve as an appointed or elected position on the Executive Council. The Call for Nominations for officer positions is found in this newsletter and on the website. Elected officer positions available for 2018 are Treasurer, VP – High School, VP – Elementary, VP – Pre-Service Teacher, Membership Chair and NCTM Representative. Nominations are being accepted now until January 10, 2018. Please consider nominating colleagues or yourself for these important positions. If you are interested or have questions, you may contact me at or Arash Abnoussi at Details of terms and responsibilities can be found in our constitution posted on our website (

As an affiliate of NCTM, we want to encourage you to see what a membership in NCTM would offer you!  Please check out their website ( to see the member resources and opportunities that are offered to all members.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season this year. Spend time rejuvenating your mind, body and spirit by spending time with loved ones and eating too many holiday goodies. I look forward to seeing you all on January 27th at our Spring Conference!

Kayla Brown
CTCTM President