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Nominations Open for Math Teacher of the Year Competition


JIS: The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Mathematics Teacher of the Year Competition.


Chief Education Officer, Dr. Grace McLean, said the competition is designed to promote the meaningful learning of mathematics and celebrate primary and secondary teachers who consistently apply best practices in the classroom.


Teachers may be nominated by a principal, colleague, an education officer or a member of the National Mathematics Team.


The Mathematics Teacher of the Year Competition, which is in its fifth year, is sponsored by Jamaica National (JN).


Prizes for the winner include a two-year membership to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), which is the world’s largest organisation concerned with mathematics education; a trip to Washington DC in the United States for the 2018 NCTM Conference in April; and an Apple iPad.


Nomination forms can be downloaded at the Ministry’s website at, or persons may contact any of the six regional offices across the island.


Deadline for the submission of nomination forms is November 30, 2017.


CAPTION: Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (centre), presents teacher at the Crescent Primary School in St. Catherine, Neisha Grant Lawrence (right), with the Mathematics Teacher of the Year trophy in March. At left is Senior Manager, Learning Development Culture, Jamaica National Group, Dr. Renée Rattray.