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Parkway Principal Elected to National Mathematics Board

Audrey Jackson, principal of Claymont Elementary, was recently elected to the board of directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Her three-year term of service will begin at the organization's annual meeting in April, 2005. NCTM is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students. With nearly 100,000 members, NCTM is the world's largest mathematics education organization. The organization's standards are used to develop Missouri's state Grade-Level Expectations in mathematics and are used in the production of most mathematics text books. Board members are elected by evidence of leadership, vision, collaboration and commitment to mathematics education. Jackson's duties as a board member will include speaking at NCTM meetings and serving on various committees and task forces that effect mathematics education from pre-kindergarten through high school. Jackson has served on multiple NCTM committees and is a member of the Benjamin Banneker Association, the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Alliance of Black School Educators, and the Math Club of Greater Saint Louis. She is the coauthor of Holt Middle School Math Courses 1, 2, 3 (2004), Math Central (Houghton Mifflin, 1999), Mathematics in Action (Macmillan/McGraw Hill, 1994) and is a Pillar of Parkway award recipient.