WMC Distinguished Mathematics Educator Award
Congratulations to Dr. Erick Hofacker for being selected the 2019 Distinguished Mathematics Educator. During his 18 years there, he has taught a variety of mathematics and math education courses, earned a number of teaching awards, published numerous articles, presented across the country, and secured thousands of dollars in grant funding. But it is his leadership developing future and current mathematics teachers that stands out. He has supervised a number of student teachers, twice been awarded the Compass Award for his work with first year students, has served as the advisor for 42 students’ master’s degrees, and has mentored over 40 teachers to be first time presenters at this conference.
Nominate an Individual!
The Wisconsin Mathematics Council’s Distinguished Mathematics Educator (DME) Award is the most prestigious award that the Council bestows. The award recognizes individuals for their outstanding contributions and exceptional leadership and service to the Wisconsin mathematics education community.
Qualities of DME awardees include evidence of:
In order to be considered for the DME award, nominees must meet the following criteria:
Nominations include completing the DME Nomination Form and submitting it along with a DME Nomination Letter outlining why the nominee should be recognized. All materials should be submitted to email@example.com.
The DME committee, appointed by the WMC president, will review candidates for the award and present the selection to the WMC Board of Directors no later than April 1 of each year. The DME awardee will be honored at the WMC Annual Conference on Thursday, May 7, 2020.
Questions about the DME award should be directed to the Wisconsin Mathematics Council email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
| Past DME Awardees|
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John Janty (1994), Sue Hanson-Otis (2011), Phil Makurat (1995), Jane Howell (1990), Jane Fazio (2010), Hank Kepner (1987), DeAnn Huinker (2008), Beth Schefelker (2014), Mary Richards (2018), Diane Kasbaum (2006), Gail Burrill (1996), John Burrill (1987), and Billie Sparks (1994)
Past Distinguished Math Educators