Calvert High School teacher Casie Reynolds is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Mathematics Educator award by the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM). Reynolds, who is the winning high school teacher, was honored last night along with the winners in five other categories at the MCTM Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.
Dr. Steve Lucas, principal of Calvert High School, said, “She is an exemplary professional who not only sets the standard for instruction, but models the highest levels of emotional intelligence. She is one of the hardest working members of the staff, is mission oriented, and sets the standard for solving problems and accomplishing objectives. Ms. Reynolds is always someone who can figure out how to get something done rather than be denied by obstacles. She takes initiative, responsibility, and ownership 100% of the time.”
Reynolds is currently in her fourteenth year of teaching in Calvert County Public Schools. She spent the first ten years of her career at Patuxent High before moving to Calvert High. In addition to teaching Algebra 1 and Advanced Placement Calculus BC, she serves as the core lead for the math department. A leader at both the school and district levels, she establishes and shares effective classroom practices and remains focused on educating and supporting students. Although she loves math, her favorite aspect of teaching is creating a rapport and lasting connections with her students. “She has a natural talent for building strong, authentic relationships with her students,” said Joe Sutton, Supervisor of Secondary Math, “and is a selfless teacher and leader who puts others before herself as she works for the benefit of her department.”
The Outstanding Mathematics Educator Award is given to mathematics teachers across the state who exemplify excellence in mathematics education by implementing research-informed practices in their daily work.
The Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, inspiring vision, providing leadership, offering professional development, and supporting equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.