The Ray Kurtz Award is given to recipients to honor leadership in math education throughout Kansas.  Below are the recipients of the Ray Kurtz Award as selected by the KATM Board.

1995 – Ray Kurtz

1997 – Ruth Harbin Miles

1998 – Kim Gattis

1999 – William D. Hammers

2000 – Richard Driver

2002 – Ethel Edwards

2004 – Coltharp Clan (Forrest, Glenn and Hazel)

2006 – George Abel, Margie Hill, and Betsy Wiens

2007 – Susan Gay, Sue Neal

2011 – Melisa Hancock

2012 – Allen Sylvester

2014 – Germaine Taggart

2018 – Lee Anne Coester

Cecile Beougher Scholarship  (For Elementary Teachers Only)

A scholarship in memory of Cecile Beougher will to be awarded to a practicing Kansas elementary (K-6) teacher for professional development in mathematics, mathematics education, and/or mathematics materials needed in the classroom. This could include attendance at a local, regional, national, state, or online conference/workshop; enrollment fees for course work, and/or math related classroom materials/supplies.

The value of the scholarship upon selection is up to $1000:

  • To defray the costs of registration fees, substitute costs, tuition, books etc. and/or
  • For reimbursement of purchase of mathematics materials/supplies for the classroom.

Previous Winners:

1995 – No applicants

1996 – Tonya Polart and Kendra Schoeman

1997 – Cheryl Rader

1998 – No applicants

1999 – No applicants

2000 – No applicants

2001 – No applicants

2002 – No applicants

2003 – No applicants

2004 – No applicants

2005 – No applicants

2006 – Lori Thompson

2007 – No applicants

2008 – Deb Nauerth

2009 – David Fernkopf

2010 – Jamie Junker

2011 – Marianne Steen

2012 – Amy Johnston

2013 – No Awardee

2014 – Amy Johnston

2015 – Jenny Howard

2016 – Paula Ackerman

2017 – Jennifer Stukey

2018 – Dee Dee Wiley

Capitol Federal Savings

Mathematics Teaching Enhancement Scholarship

Capitol Federal Savings and the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics (KATM) have established a scholarship to be awarded to a practicing Kansas (K-12) teacher for the best mathematics teaching enhancement proposal. The scholarship of $1000 is to be awarded at the annual KATM conference. The scholarship is competitive with the winning proposal determined by the Executive Council of KATM.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES:

The winning proposal will be the best plan submitted involving the enhancement of mathematics teaching. Proposals may include, but are not limited to, continuing mathematics education, conference or workshop attendance, or any other improvement of mathematics teaching opportunity. The 1-2 page typed proposal should include:

  • A complete description of the mathematics teaching opportunity you plan to embark upon.
  • An outline of how the funds will be used.
  • An explanation of how this opportunity will enhance your teaching of mathematics.

Previous Winners:

2001 – Judy Brummer

2002 – Lorey Drieling

2003 – Marlene Taylor

2004 – Donna Young

2005 – Rosabel Flax

2006 – Adrianne Miller

2007 – Pattie Herbster

2008 – Kathy Clouston

2009 – Caprice Schaffer

2010 – Jenny Wilcox

2011 – Stephanie Vopat

2012 – Washburn Rural Middle School

2013 – Julie Conrad

2014 – Jamie George Provost

2015 – JaLynn Urban

2016 – David Leib

2017 – Shakiyya Bland

2018 – Kristi Bruce