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“AMTNJ created the MAX SOBEL AWARD in 1990 as the Outstanding Mathematics Educator Award for New Jersey. Our first awardee was Dr. Max Sobel, former National President of NCTM and long-time mathematics education professor at Montclair State University.

We are now naming our 32 nd awardee in 2021, Dr. Julie Norflus-Good, Full Professor of Teacher Education, Director of the Master of Arts in Specia  Education at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Julie joined AMTNJ as the Special Education Liaison in 1995 and has remained a vital contributor to AMTNJ for 27 years. She has written 19 newsletter articles on teaching strategies for mathematics from 2010-2021 for AMTNJ. She has spoken at 26 AMTNJ Conferences including Keynote Speaker at the most recent AMTNJ/Special Education, 4 NCTM Conferences, 14 NJEA Conferences, 3 NJDOE Conferences and 2 International/National CEC (Council for Exceptional Children). In addition, she has served on the following AMTNJ Committees: Scholarship, Nominating, Journal Article Reviewer and on the Board of Trustees.

Julie is currently the President of New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children (NJCEC), a member of various advisory boards of the New Jersey State Department of Education among which are the following: Special Education Stakeholders Advisory Group, Strengthening Gifted & Talented Education, NJ Collaborative Home of Interdisciplinary Leaders and NJ Task Force for Transition Planning.

Julie remains very active with AMTNJ. Look for her informative, extremely useful articles in the AMTNJ Newsletters.

It is truly my pleasure to write this article on Dr. Julie Norflus-Good. She is so very well deserving of this award.”

-Joan J. Vas, Max Sobel Award Committee