ATOMIM salutes Pamela Rawson as the 2011 Jacqueline Mitchell Mathematics Educator Award recipient for her outstanding contributions to mathematics in the State of Maine.
Pam graduated from the University of Lowell in 1986, followed by graduate work at the University of Maine. She began teaching at Portland High School, and later taught at Cape Elizabeth High School and Wells High School before joining the staff at Poland Regional High School in 2001. While at PRHS, she has taught every grade level of math and devotes most of her time to the alternative program there.
Pam was an early participant in the Southern Maine Partnership, working to help teachers improve practice in the classroom. As part of the group that created the original Maine Learning Results, she has also been working on the recent Common Core revisions. A participating teacher and consultant with the Core-Plus Mathematics Project, Pam helped guide the four year Integrated Math program at PRHS, and she assisted teachers across the country in their implementation of the Project.
Recently, she has been working with Texas Instruments in developing strategies and mathods for improving math instruction using the TI-Nspire calculator, and bringing Google Docs into the world of student laptops. Pam was a part of Brunswick's Beacon Grant program and has also been a frequent presenter at ATOMIM, PRISM, and T3 conferences.
We honor Pamela Rawson for all her work in mathematics and mathematics education by presenting her with the 2011 Jacqueline Mitchell Mathematics Educator Award.
March 25, 2011