1. OCTM Election Ballot 2012

Thank you for voting! Every voice counts!

* 1. Please enter the 7-digit random voter ID number that appears near your name and address on this paper.

* 2. Vote for up to one of the following candidates* for Vice-President – College (term: 2012-2015).
*Michael Todd Edwards is running unopposed.


Todd Edwards is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he teaches methods and content coursework in the Department of Teacher Education. Todd's research interests include the use of technology in the teaching and learning of school mathematics. He is particularly interested in the use of technology to foster greater collaboration between university faculty, preservice teachers, inservice teachers and their students. With Steve Phelps, Todd co-directs the GeoGebra Institute of Ohio and co-organizes the annual GeoGebra Midwest Conference at Miami University each June. Todd currently is the co-editor of the Ohio Mathematics Journal.
was on budget management, growing colleagues, and working with state mandates. I believe this experience along with my other leadership roles will contribute a solid background of management skills for the position of president of OCTM.”


* 3. Vote for up to one of the following candidates for Northwest District Director (term: 2012-2015).


Nancy is a retired teacher with 32 years of experience in the classroom as a teacher of the hearing impaired, an inclusion teacher, and a regular education teacher. Nancy is a graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School. She received her B.A. from Eastern Michigan University and her M.A. from the University of Findlay. She has completed additional coursework in mathematics education from Bowling Green State University, the University of Toledo, and Bluffton University. She attained National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist in 1998, and renewed that certification in 2008. Her facilitator experiences include Project Discovery, National Board Certification, OMAP, and Investigations. She is a Jennings Scholar and has been a member of OCTM and NCTM for 20 years. She has been politically active, speaking to the House Education Committee in Columbus, as well as individually with many elected officials.
Nancy is looking forward to working in a different capacity for the teachers and children of Ohio. Although her experience may be different from many others involved in OCTM, she hopes to bring a different perspective to the OCTM Board and is open to learning many new things that she can share with others.


Kasey Vens graduated from the University of Toledo Honors Program as the Outstanding Graduating Senior in the College of Education in 1999. He was hired that fall by Sylvania Schools, and now has 13 years of secondary teaching experience in this West Toledo suburban district. Since then, he has completed his Masters in the Art of Teaching at B.G.S.U. and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction at the University of Toledo, where he has served occasionally as a part-time instructor. Kasey was the contest director for the Greater Toledo Council of Teachers of Mathematics for four years from 2006 to 2009. He has twice won the Lucas County "I Make a Difference" award (2003 and 2011). In 2006 and 2011, he was a presenter at the OCTM annual conference, and in 2011 he was named OCTM's Outstanding Secondary Math Teacher for the Northwest District.


* 4. Vote for up to one of the following candidates for Northeast District Director (term: 2012-2015).


Mary Beth has been teaching for nineteen years, spending the last twelve years at Kenston High School in Geauga County. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics Education from Bowling Green State University. She also holds a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Mathematics Education and a Master’s of Education in Administration with an emphasis in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development, both from Cleveland State University. She currently holds the position of Northeast District Director for the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Mary Beth has been a member of NCTM, OCTM, and GCCTM for the last fifteen years.


Carole Katz is a secondary mathematics teacher at Beachwood High School and currently serves as the Mathematics Subject Coordinator for grades 6 – 12. Next year in addition to teaching one class, she will assume the position of K – 12 Mathematics Coordinator for the district. Carole is a member of OMELC, GCCTM, OCTM and NCTM and has attended numerous conventions. In 2008, she was a Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics secondary award winner. In 2010 she earned the northeast district secondary outstanding mathematics teacher award as well as the Buck Martin Award for Exemplary Mathematics Teaching on the Secondary Level. She has earned two Crystal Apple Awards from the Beachwood Schools, was named a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar and was presented with a PTA Lifetime Membership Award. Carole has served as an AP Calculus exam grader for the College Board since 2008, is a member of the OGT Mathematics Content Advisory Committee, and has worked with stretch goals and a model curriculum with the SMART Consortium. This past fall she arranged for a math associate from the ODE to come to Beachwood Schools to assist her district along with seven neighboring districts in a collaborative exploration into the Common Core Standards. She hopes to continue this joint effort as we all prepare for total adoption of these new standards. At Beachwood High, she coordinates math competitions and conducts AP Calculus BC summer sessions for incoming seniors. After 37 years of teaching, she still remains flexible enough to incorporate research, new techniques and technologies into her repertoire. In addition, Carole serves as a role model of a lifetime learner as she returned to school to earn an RN diploma. In her spare time, she works at the Pediatric Emergency Department, where she again educates children and their parents. Carole feels that the OCTM should continue to be a driving force during the current mathematics reform and should ensure that all children graduate from high school with the necessary tools for college and career readiness.


* 5. Vote for up to one of the following candidates* for Central District Director (term: 2012-2015).
*Chris Bolognese is running unopposed.


Chris Bolognese is currently in his seventh year teaching at Upper Arlington High School where he teaches Honors Precalculus and AP Computer Science. In addition, he is a night instructor at Columbus State for over 2 years and is also the lead 8th grade coordinator for the Young Scholars Program at OSU. Chris has been involved in OCTM activities, having been the newsletter editor for over one year and soon to be the contest director, having written this year's OCTM contest. He also has contributed regularly to the OCTM Journal for School Mathematics and is a referee for the journal. Chris has attended numerous state and national conferences and recently presented about the mathematics of annuities at the Toledo conference. Additionally, Chris has helped prepare and present local OCTM sponsored workshops about transitioning to the high school Common Core Standards. Chris is eager to continue his professional growth in mathematics education as evidenced by being one of thirty-three educators in Ohio to be Nationally Board Certified this past year.