ATOMIM salutes Ellen Greeke for her outstanding contributions to mathematics in the State of Maine by honoring her with the 2003 Jacqueline Mitchell Mathematics Educator Award recipient. Ellen has been an elementary school teacher and, most recently, the K-8 Principal of the St. George School in Tenants Harbor from which she retired last year.
Mrs. Greeke received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine at Farmington, and her master's degree in Educational Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been working towards a Certificate of Advanced Study through the University of Maine at Orono.
Ellen's leadership has been recognized at the state and national levels as a recipient of The Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching at both of those levels in 1995. She has served as a vice-president and chief negotiator of her local teacher's association, a regional representative and Secretary of the ATOMIM Board, and the current Secretary of the library board in her town. She has also bee a presenter at numerous mathematics workshops in New England.
A professional scouter, Ellen received the Marion Award, the highest award presented to Girl Scouts. Joining the Girl Scouts as a Brownie in 1960, she continued an uninterrupted career in scouts for more than 30 years including camp counselor, leader, and leader trainer prior to attending the University of Maine at Farmington.
We are happy to bestow on Ellen the 2003 Jacqueline Mitchell Mathematics Educator Award for her countless hours of service in the field of Mathematics, and her compassion and love of the students in the State of Maine.
October 10, 2003