CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE ATMOPAV EXECUTIVE BOARD
Bob Lochel - President. Contact Bob.
Mary Palladino - 1st Vice President. Contact Mary.
Sue Choi - 2nd Vice President. Contact Sue
Beth Benzing - Immediate Past President. Contact Beth.
Sonya Wassmansdorf - Recording Secretary.
Allison Rader - Membership Secretary. Contact Allison
Mark Wassmansdorf - Treasurer. Contact Mark.
The ATMOPAV board is happy to offer awards for novice and student teachers. We hope you will consider nominating a worthy young professional. Contact Mary Palladino for more information, or to apply. Nominations close on March 1, with recognition at our annual dinner March 16.
Alan Barson Novice teacher award: for teachers with 3 years or less of contracted experience. application
Mabel Elliot Student teacher award: application
So I, like probably many of you, have been obsessed with watching the Olympics. Witnessing the athletes' abilities to run, jump, twist and shoot has reminded us of the human potential that is possible when hard work is coupled with determination. This past week there seemed to be more pickup volleyball and basketball games at the local parks. Kids at the pool were designing their own synchronized swimming routines and counting their laps more so than ever before. The athletes' stories of dedication and work ethic are what seemed to be most touching and it certainly inspired me to take extra steps towards fulfilling my own teaching potential.
Just as with the Olympic athletes learning is not always smooth sailing, either for us as teachers or our students, but this serves as a valuable lesson on perseverance and its importance. It is only through determination and hard work that we are to answer the challenge of learning and teaching, pushing towards maximizing the potential like the athletes in Rio. Anyone who has seen me swim, would quickly realize that I will not be swimming in Tokyo in 2020, but I do hope that I can inspire my students by sharing my love of mathematics and stretch their own perceptions of their mathematical potential. Have a wonderful start to your school year.