President’s Message

Message from FCTM President – Carrie DeNote

Dear Members,

I am delighted to serve as President of FCTM for 2022 and 2023.  Before me comes a long line of great leaders who worked to establish a voice for Florida’s math teachers, and I am honored to be among those people.

As we move toward 2022, I find myself reviewing the ways FCTM has helped me become a better educator.  Here are a few of the things we accomplished for members:

2020 Virtual Conference – We pivoted and held an annual conference completely digitally during the pandemic in October.

2021 Annual Conference – Our annual conference will now take place in June!  We were excited to join several hundred of you this past June in person at the Caribe Royale in Orlando.  We awarded Dr. Juli Dixon the Kenneth Kidd Mathematics Educator of the Year Award. Congratulations again to Dr. Dixon!

Grants – FCTM was able to support multiple educators with classroom projects or with attending their first annual conference.

New Committee/Committee Chair – FCTM welcomes Queshonda Kudaisi as the new Access and Equity chair.  The description of the committee responsibilities can be found in our bylaws.  Queshonda is frequent presenter on this topic and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise into this role

I want to thank our immediate past-president Jeffery Baugus, our 2021 board members, our annual conference committee and other special committee members for the hard work and dedication that these last several months have required.  Thank you for your creativity and enthusiasm that made this year’s conference a wonderful experience.

Thanks to you for being faithful members and devoted math educators.  As you have suggestions, questions, or concerns, I hope you will reach out to me in the coming year.  As Graham Fletcher says frequently, “All of us are smarter than one of us.”  I look forward to connecting with you!

Kind regards,

Carrie DeNote