ATOMIM Salutes Jenny Jorgensen as the 2012 Jacqueline Mitchell Mathematics Educator Award Recipient for her outstanding contributions to mathematics in the State of Maine. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Southern Maine. Jenny also attended Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. She holds a K-8 Maine State Teaching Certificate. Jenny is a certified assistant principal and, for 2 years served as the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director of Bath Jr. High School.
Jenny's teaching experience includes her current position as the Math Lead Teacher in Yarmouth. She has taught graduate classes at USM and 2 semesters of Elementary Education Mathematics Methods courses. At Michigan State, Jenny was a Doctoral Student and Research Assistant.
Bruce Brann, Principal of the Frank H. Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth, writes: "What does leadership, mathematics, and Jenny Jorgensen have in common? Everything! In a high performing school district, taking the mathematics program up another level is a challenge. I should say 'was a challenge' as that is just what Jenny has done and continues to do. Her pursuit of quality and dedication to students and staff are an exemplar."
Another colleague writes: "Beyond the local arena, Jenny was co-author of The Differentiated Math Classroom in 2007, and she has given state and national workshops on differentiation of mathematics for students. Jenny has been an active leader in local mathematics learning communities. She has facilitated several Annenberg workshops, helpd organize and facilitate Connected Mathematics users' groups, is a "frequent flyer" at local mathematics book groups, and is a member of the Casco Bay Math Teachers' Circle. If there is an opportunity to collaborate to learn or teach mathematics, rest assured that Jenny Jorgensen is likely to be part of it."
We honor Jenny Jorgensen for all her work in mathematics and mathematics education by presenting her with the 2012 Jacqueline Mitchell Mathematics Educator Award.
March 30, 2012