Maine mathematics educators honored

Left to right: Jackie Mitchell (1999-retired), Marilyn Curtis (2013-retired), Donna Hardt (2014-RSU 13), Ellen Greeke (2003-retired), Marshalyn Baker (2000-retired), Pam Rawson (2011-Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, Portland), Shawn Towle (2008-Falmouth Middle School), Jenny Jorgensen (2012-Harrison Middle School, Yarmouth) and David Heckman (2002-retired).

The Portland Sea Dogs recently recognized the current and several past recipients of the Jacqueline Mitchell Mathematics Educator Award. The award is given to an outstanding mathematics educator who demonstrates a commitment to Maine’s mathematical community through dedicated service.

Since its inception in 1999, 15 Maine educators have received the award given annually by the Association of the Teachers of Mathematics in Maine (ATOMIM). Eight honorees were in attendance at the game along with Jackie Mitchell, the former Maine Mathematics Specialist for whom the award was named. The honorees were celebrated on the field and Marilyn Curtis, a retired mathematics educator and the 2013 recipient of the award, tossed out the first pitch.