Ms. Nina Sudnick, 4th grade teacher at West Elementary was the sole recipient of the state level Myrtle Miller/Marijane Werner Award from the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Ms. Sudnick was recognized for this award because like Mrytle Miller and Marijane Werner, she is a leader in elementary mathematics. Her devotion to continuously improving her practice is evidenced by work in her own classroom and also in her collaboration with colleagues across the district. In room 118 at West Elementary, Ms. Sudnick's students develop identities as young mathematicians and the agency to act as such. Through the Math Leadership Team and other collaborative vehicles that she has created, Ms. Sudnick is continuously learning alongside her colleagues to help drive the district towards its ultimate math goal, the teacher created K-6 math vision.
K-6 ACSD Mathematics Vision:
Students' positive dispositions towards mathematics allow them to use their own thinking and reasoning to discuss and learn mathematics in situations engineered by teachers who are collaborative learners, who understand student thinking, and who support the development of students as problems solvers.