It is with great enthusiasm that I step into the role of President of AMTNJ for 2024, and I am eager to contribute to the continued growth and success of the organization.
Firstly, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to John Kerrigan for his dedicated service and leadership during his tenure. I am committed to building upon the foundation laid by John, my other predecessors, and the 2023 Board of Trustees.
This includes building on our sold-out Fall 2023 conference which featured Peter Liljedahl as our keynote speaker. Our goal for both of our 2024 conferences is to strike a balance between featuring distinguished speakers from broader horizons in mathematics education and providing a platform for the wealth of expertise within our local community. By combining insights from nationally-recognized figures in the field with the valuable perspectives of our local speakers, we seek to create a varied and rewarding learning experience for our members that fosters a well-rounded and inclusive professional development environment.
We are also happy to share the return of our one-day workshops. We kicked this off with a three-week Elementary Series addressing topics, including fractions, D.I.Y games, and inclusive math spaces. Finally, we have increased our social media presence. We continue to be active on Twitter/X and you can also now find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. We welcome you to engage with us and each other using the hashtag #LearnwithAMTNJ.
We value the diverse perspectives and contributions that each of you bring to the organization. Whether you find fulfillment through attending our in-person events, connecting with fellow educators via social media, or by leveraging our publications for your professional growth, we invite you to participate to your fullest. Your unique insights and involvement are integral to the vibrancy and success of our community.
I look forward to connecting with each of you in the coming weeks and months. Your feedback, ideas, and support are essential as we work together to increase our access and appeal, foster a greater sense of community among mathematics educators, and expand the scope of our professional learning opportunities. If you have any suggestions, concerns, or if there are specific areas you would like us to focus on, please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected].
Thank you for the trust and confidence you have placed in me. I cannot wait to work collaboratively with the 2024 Board of Trustees and entire membership to make a difference in mathematics classrooms across all of New Jersey.