Candidate for Vice President for Constitution and Policy

Dr. Cassie Rape

Present position: none

Universities Attended and Degrees Held

  • Mercer University - B.A., Mathematics
  • Columbus State University - M.Ed. Educational Leadership
  • Argosy University - Ed.S. Educational Leadership
  • Argosy University - Ed.D. Educational Leadership


Professional Experience

  • Houston County Schools - Coordinator of Mathematics 6-12, 2010-present
  • Mercer University- STEM M.Ed. Program Developer, 2014-present
  • Middle Georgia RESA-Gifted Endorsement Instructor, 2012-present
  • Pearson-EdTPA Portfolio Scorer, 2015-present
  • GADOE Curriculum Alignment, Design, Revision Teams (Various), 2011-present
  • GADOE Mathematics Design Collaborative Supervising Lead for HCBE, 2012-2014
  • Houston County Schools-Warner Robins HS-Mathematics Teacher, 2006-2010
  • Middle Georgia State College-Adjunct Professor-Secondary Mathematics, 2008-2010
  • Houston County Schools-Houston County HS– Mathematics Teacher, 1998-2006
  • Montessori School of Macon – Middle School Mathematics Teacher,1995-1997

GCTM Offices/Committees

  • -

Other Professional Organizations and Offices

  • Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL)
  • Georgie Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervisors (GACIS)
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
  • Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (GCTM)
  • National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM)
  • Georgia Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (GCSM) (Vice President, ’15-’17)
  • Phi Delta Kappa International
  • Delta Kappa Gamma International

Honors

  • Houston County Gifted Teacher of the Year, 2009-2010
  • Warner Robins High School Teacher of the Year, 2009-2010
  • Disney Hand Teacher Award Finalist (top 100 of 50,000+ applicants), 2003

Candidate Statement

At the NCTM conference in Boston, I am reflecting upon what being a mathematics educator in Georgia means to me. This morning’s keynote speaker was Dan Meyer. Dan is nationally and internationally known for his innovative, engaging, forward-thinking educational strategies. On this occasion, he spoke about his hopes for the future of mathematics education – his vision for math education was captivating. As we all sat, transfixed, he clicked to a slide which contained a familiar website… it was a screen shot of www.GeorgiaStandards.org. He threw kudos to our state, before the entire audience! I have been proud to call myself a Georgia mathematics educator for two decades. My pride originates from the hard work, innovations, and adaptations that constantly improve the mathematical experience and outcomes for students across our state. How edifying it is to know that experts from far-flung states and countries recognize that fact! GCTM offers opportunities for professional learning that support Georgia’s continual improvement for students. I am extremely grateful that GCTM is a strong voice in Georgia, advocating for quality mathematics education for our students and teachers. I am honored to have been nominated for Vice President for Constitution and Policy. If elected, I vow to fulfill the duties of this office faithfully and in a way that honors the teachers of Georgia and the students they serve. As I pack my NCTM “conference swag” for use as teacher gifts - math-themed pens, post-its, keychains, and t-shirts - into FedEx boxes to mail back to my office, I am honored beyond measure to be a part of Georgia mathematics education and a part of GCTM, and I thank you for the vote of confidence in me for this GCTM office!