Candidate for President Elect

Bonnie Angel

Present position: Northwest Region Representative

Universities Attended and Degrees Held

  • Auburn University
    Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics
    Discrete Option with Emphasis on Computer Science

  • North Georgia College
    Master’s in Middle Grades Education
    with Concentration in Math and Science

  • Lincoln Memorial University
    Education Specialist
    Leadership



Professional Experience

  • Mathematics Mentor for North Georgia RESA
  • Principal – East Fannin Elementary School
  • Assistant Principal – Fannin County Middle School
  • Teacher – Fannin County Middle School
    6th and 8th grades in Math, Science, ELA, Social Studies
  • Owner and manager – Papa’s Pizza To Go – Blue Ridge
  • Alfa Insurance – Computer Programmer in Life Insurance department

GCTM Offices/Committees

  • Northwest Regional Representative
  • Summer Math Academy committee, facilitator, and site coordinator
  • A GCTM representative for the 2014 NCTM Leadership Conference

Other Professional Organizations and Offices

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Honors

  • National Board Certification

Candidate Statement

In the 20 years I have been an educator in Georgia, there have been many changes in education, especially in the math curriculum. Expectation and accountability levels for educators continue to increase while resources, including money, time, and personnel, are decreasing. My vision for mathematics education would be the continuing shift in focus on what is best for students.

As a Mathematics Mentor, my role is to provide district and school administrators and teachers with quality resources and the support they need to continually improve student achievement for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade math students. I feel that these objectives are parallel to the role of GCTM.

Teachers are bombarded with resources that are of varying quality. GCTM is a network of math teachers from across the state who should be uniting to ensure that all students have access to the most effective resources.

I would like to see connections between the Georgia Department of Education and GCTM to continue to be strengthened. Because of my working relationship with math supervisors at the GaDOE, I feel that I can help to bridge the gaps between these organizations.

Communication between GCTM Executive Committee members and mathematics educators across Georgia needs to be transparent. Regional representatives should take a more proactive role in identifying and understanding the needs of teachers. One way to accomplish this goal is to establish quarterly collaborations and provide a platform for sharing experiences and resources and to discuss best practices with other math educators. This aligns with expectations of TKES by creating opportunities to allow teachers to continually seek ways to serve as role models and teacher leaders.

Teaching is no longer a profession that can be done in isolation. We must all pull together and work to make mathematics education better for all of Georgia’s students.