The GCSM Outstanding Leadership award is presented to a member of the organization who demonstrates excellence and strong leadership in mathematics education. As a leader, this award recipient gives much to others beyond the classroom as a mentor, advocate, and global contributor to the improvement of mathematics education. The awardee is a math leader, which is professionally active, and promotes the GCSM mission.

The 2018 GCSM Outstanding Leadership Recipient

Denise Huddlestun

Denise has served as Vice President of GCSM, as well as Vice President for Advocacy for GCTM. She planned and implemented several events: Math Day at the Capitol (2015, 2016) and Lunch and Learn for house and senate education committee members (2016). Denise was a middle school math teacher that led her to roles with Universities, DOE, and RESA. She has a desire to " teachers move beyond teaching algorithms to providing learning experiences that are engaging, relevant and develop conceptual understanding while helping their students see the relevance of mathematics in their daily lives and apply mathematics to real-world situations."   Denise currently works with the Metro RESA as a math mentor. GCSM congratulates Denise on receiving the 2018 GCSM Outstanding Leadership Award!

The 2017 GCSM Outstanding Leadership Recipient

Kaycie Maddox

Kaycie has served as GCTM President during 2014-2016 and as GCSM President during 2010-2012. She has served on local, state, and national mathematics committees. Currently, Kaycie is the Director of 9-12 Mathematics for Northeast Georgia RESA. Kaycie's definition of mathematics leadership is two-fold: "Developing and providing professional learning opportunities for classroom teachers and district leaders, as well as, providing a comprehensive vision on current mathematics content and pedagogy to educators and their leaders...parents, legislators, and higher-education leaders." GCSM congratulates Kaycie on receiving the first GCSM Outstanding Leadership Award!

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