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The New York State Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in Rochester, NY.

2018 NYS Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame Inductees Selected
2018 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Alice M. Reeve -
"First Lady of AMTNYS"; Original of four founders of AMTNYS; First President of AMTNYS; Founded AMTNYS, NCMTA, and the Hudson Mohawk Valley Area Mathematics Conference
Arthur Kalish -
Long Island Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame inductee; former Nassau County Teacher of the Year; George Lechner Distinguished Service Award recipient
Eugene Olmstead -
National Trainer for Texas Instruments program - "Teachers Teaching with Technology"; Served many years as AMTNYS chair of the Technology Committee;Long time AMTNYS, T3, and NCTM presenter

Reference Copy: 2018 Hall of Fame Nomination Form:

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Mary Behr Altieri -
Presidential Awardee (PAEMST); NYS Mathematics Mentor; Professional Developer Lakeland School District
Sandra Cohen -
Long Island Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame founding member and inductee; LIMICO co-creator; Staff Developer & Mathematics Education Consultant
Robert Gerver, PhD -
Presidential Awardee (PAEMST); Author, Inventor, Presenter;
Edward Wallace, PhD -
AMTNYS Past President; Professor, SUNY at Geneseo; Former AMTNYS Journal Editor; recipient of the prestigious SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching;

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Valarie A. Elswick - Mathematics Consultant, Author and Teacher; Retired, Wappingers Central Schools
Dr. Robert Rogers - SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor; State University of New York at Fredonia
Mark Saul, PhD - Director, American Mathematics Competitions; Mathematical Association of America

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Dr. Douglas H. Clements - Professor, University of Denver, Colorado
Dr. Frances R. Curcio - Professor/Secondary Mathematics Education, Queens College, NYC
Dr. Linda Curtis-Bey - Executive Director STEM, NYC Department of Education
Dr. William L. Farber - Professor/Secondary Mathematics Education, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Dr. Margaret A. Farrell - Retired Professor, SUNY/Albany

2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

William Caroscio - Read William "Bill" Caroscio's bio {click here}

Dr. Gerald Rising - Read Dr. Gerald Rising's bio {click here}

2013 Hall of Fame Inductees

Maxine Leonescu - Director of Mathematics, CSD 11, NYC, Ret. and Lead Mentor New York State Elementary Mathematics Network.
Dr. Elliot Bird - Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, L. I. University, C.W. Post.
Dr. Alice Artzt - Director of Sec. Mathematics Education, Queens College, NYC


2012 Hall of Fame Inductees

Eleanore Livesey - Mathematics Consultant
Dr. Stephen F. West - Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus
Irene “Sam” Jovell - Sr. Mathematics Specialist for Questar III, Columbia, Greene, and Rensselaer BOCES

2011 Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame Inductees are:

Dr. Sheldon P. Gordon, Dr. Irina Lyublinskaya, and Dr. Jong Pil Lee

2010 Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame Inductees are:

Dr. Frank Gardella, Dr. Lynn Richbart, and Dr. Stanley F. Taback

2009 Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame Inductees are:

(in photo from left to right)
Alfred Posamentier, Grace Wilkie, Helene Silverman, and Ben Lindeman

2008 Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame Inductees are:


Alfred Kalfus and Dr. George Lenchner (both inducted posthumously)


James Matthews, Fred Paul, and Dr. Patricia Price Tinto

Jim Matthews

See Slides from the 2008 Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony