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William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year

Each year, VCTM recognizes a classroom teacher on the elementary, middle, secondary, university, and math specialist/coach level for his or her outstanding work in the field of mathematics.

One teacher selected from each of the five categories may be awarded the VCTM William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year Award.  All awards are announced in the Spring of each year at the annual conference.

Nominations for the 2023 awards will open in the fall.

The qualifications for the award are as follows:

  • The nominee must have a minimum of five years teaching experience and be a current classroom teacher, work with students as a math resource teacher or be a math specialist.
  • The nominee must have made notable accomplishments in teaching mathematics. 
  • The nominee may be nominated by a sponsor or may make a self-nomination. (Anyone who is a member of VCTM, a school division superintendent, a school principal or headmaster, a supervisor, director of instruction, a college dean or department head or the president of any NCTM affiliated group may sponsor a candidate.) 
  • The awardee must be a VCTM member. They can join after the nomination is made.

2022 William C. Lowry Mathematics Educators of the Year

2022 William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year
Elementary Level


Stephanie H. Kessinger
Charles Barrett Elementary School
Alexandria City Public Schools

2022 William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year
Middle School Level


Farr Quinn
Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School
Alexandria City Public Schools

2022 William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year
High School Level


Nicole Justice
L.C. Bird High School
Chesterfield County Public Schools

2022 William C. Lowry Mathematics Educator of the Year
Math Specialist Level


Kate Roscioli
Neabsco Elementary School
Prince William County Public Schools

The educator of the year award is named in honor of Dr. William C. Lowry. Learn more about Dr. Lowry's impact on mathematics education in Virginia in this journal dedication.

Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics
PO Box 73593
Richmond, VA 23235
info@vctm.org 


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