Summit ESC is proud to announce that Steve Miller has
received the 2019 Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) Bert Waits
Friend of Mathematics Award, a state-level recognition for individuals who have
positively influenced mathematics education in Ohio.
Miller was chosen from more than 120 applicants
who were nominated for the OCTM Teacher Awards, which recognize
outstanding teachers, professors, emerging leaders and friends of mathematics. Through a rigorous selection process, 21 educators were chosen
for the district awards and six were selected for the state awards, including
Miller. The award winners will be honored at the annual OCTM Conference in
Sandusky, Ohio, during a banquet on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.
“We are grateful to have Steve on the Summit ESC team; he brings so much experience, knowledge and a passion for mathematics that really shines through his work every day,” said Summit ESC Superintendent
Joseph Iacano. “All of us at Summit ESC congratulate Steve on this great accomplishment!”
Miller currently serves as a Mathematics Content Consultant
for Summit ESC where he provides K-12 mathematics professional development,
curriculum writing/mapping support and assistance in selecting mathematics
resources. Prior to arriving at Summit ESC, Miller taught in Akron Public
Schools for 35 years.
Each year, the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics
acknowledges standout teachers, professors, emerging leaders and friends of
mathematics. Teachers can be nominated by a colleague, administrator, student
or parent. Once nominated, teachers submit an application. From those
applicants, an outstanding elementary, middle and high school teacher is
selected from each of the eight districts based on their philosophy on how
students learn mathematics, their participation in professional development and
organizations, as well as their leadership roles. After receiving a district
award, teachers are eligible to apply for a state teaching award. To learn more
about the OCTM awards, please visit www.ohioctm.org/teacher-awards.