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You can be an ATOMIM GIFT Recipient!

The ATOMIM Executive Board is pleased to announce the ATOMIM GIFT Program for mathematics. Grant Incentives for Teachers (GIFTs) are meant to enhance either the classroom or the teacher’s practice. Potential uses for the GIFT may include, but are not limited to, purchasing materials for workshops, buying math games, expanding math clubs or leveraging other funds such as matching grants. Teacher stipends are not eligible expenditures and the GIFT funds should not supplant local funding of normally needed items. GIFT proposals may be fully or partially funded up to a maximum of $500. To apply, use the application form as you draft your responses. GIFT applications are submitted electronically. Copying and pasting from your draft application is recommended. Please note that only ATOMIM members are eligible for the GIFT (new members ARE eligible). Also the maximum award is $500 every three years for receiving teachers.


Criteria for selection will include but are not limited to:

1. The need for the GIFT is well established.

2. The GIFT will lead to a change in the classroom or classroom practice.

3. Efficient use of budget

4. The dissemination will enhance as many students and/or teachers as possible.

5. The proposal reflects Maine and/or National standards and best mathematical practices.

Deadline: November 30, 2018

Need help? Email Jenny Jorgensen, ATOMIM President-Elect. 

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Jacqueline Mitchell Mathematics Educator Award
In 1999, ATOMIM presented Jackie Mitchell with the Jacqueline Mitchell Mathematics Educator Award.  The award is given annually to an outstanding mathematics educator who demonstrates a commitment to Maine’s mathematical community through dedicated service. 

The following is an excerpt from Jackie’s 1999 award:

"ATOMIM salutes Jacqueline Mitchell for her outstanding contributions to mathematics in the State of Maine by honoring her with this annual award established in her name. Jackie is currently a mathematics consultant for the State of Maine in the Department of Education. Mrs. Mitchell received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Maine. She has been a classroom  teacher, a mathematics specialist and consultant, a mathematics director and the acting director of the State of Maine Division of Instruction.

"Jackie’s leadership roles have included: President 

of ATOMIM, President of ATMNE, Regional Services Northeast Director for NCTM and Northeast Director for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.

"Other awards bestowed on Mrs. Mitchell were Balomenos Lecturer of ATMNE, the Presidential Awards Leadership Award, and the Phoenix Award for outstanding contributions to Maine Economic Development.

"As we march into the next millennium, we applaud Jackie’s efforts to help the State of Maine build a mathematically empowered population."

At the 2011 ATMNE Fall Conference, Jackie was awarded the Father Stanley J. Bezuszka Award for her countless contributions to mathematics education. This is ATMNE's highest honor.

1999 Jacqueline Mitchell     (inaugural year)
2000 Marshalyn Baker
2001 Barbara Caron
2002 David Heckman
2003 Ellen Greeke
2005 David Galli 

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