2021 CCTM Board Elections

The following are candidates for our 2021 board elections. Voting will be open from April 23 to May 2. Members will receive their ballots by email. Be sure to submit your vote!

Region 2 Representative Candidates

Andrew Busch

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Ralston Valley High School
2021 CCTM Region 2 Representative Candidate

About Andrew: I’m excited about the possibility of joining such a great team of people on the CCTM Board. I want to help Colorado educators learn from each other and encourage one another. It’s something CCTM does very well. I’ve taught math for 20 years at the middle school and high school levels. I live in Arvada and teach at Ralston Valley High School (Jeffco). I enjoy connecting with people and learning new ideas wherever I can find them: conferences, twitter, and, yes, even professional development. I enjoy working on teams to incorporate our newfound learning into our current structures. I believe we are better together. Always.

Region 5 Representative Candidates

AnnMarie Cunningham

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Pueblo West High School
2021 CCTM Region 5 Representative Candidate

About AnnMarie: I have always believed in the power of professional development of math teachers through coaching, mentorship, and networking. I don’t think that where a teacher lives or teaches should limit them in the opportunities to become better teachers or foster their own understanding of mathematics. Because of these beliefs, one of my career goals has always been to create and/or participate in such opportunities whenever possible. I have been fortunate to have several math mentors in my career. Because of these mentors, I decided to pursue my master’s degree in Secondary Math Education in 2005. In 2012, I finished a Mathematics Teacher Leadership certificate program at the University of Northern Colorado through the TLC program. It was through this program where I met several Colorado and Wyoming math teacher leaders. I learned so much from this group of teachers. This was a great example of professional development combined with networking. This career-changing program helped me become a better teacher leader and a better mathematics student. It was through this program that I knew I wanted to help serve other math teachers. Since being part of this program, I have taught and mentored pre-service teachers. I have developed a great love for leading professional development for district teachers and novice teachers. I have encouraged other teachers to lead professional development and present at the CCTM conference. More recently, I had the opportunity to coach other math teachers and teach a small cohort of math educators to teach their peers. I believe that serving as my region’s representative will help me continue to work toward these goals.

Kate Pacheck

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Prairie Winds Elementary School
2021 CCTM Region 5 Representative Candidate

About Kate: As a veteran middle and elementary school math teacher, a Colorado PAEMST 2018 Awardee in Elementary Math and a native Southern Colorado citizen I have both a plethora of pedagogical math content knowledge to share and a unique understanding of the diverse population in our region of the state. I have a passion for teaching math, a continuing desire to pay-it-forward to my Pueblo community and enthusiasm for increasing teacher accessibility to quality professional development, especially in math education. All of this has evolved out of my desire to create a math classroom that meets my three A’s: Acceptance and Access to high quality math education for All students. I am a great fit for the Regional 5 Representative because I bring these vast experiences, and I will learn from the experience bringing back more knowledge and expertise to our students and communities.

Janelle Reding

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Math Interventionist, Pueblo City Schools
2021 CCTM Region 5 Representative Candidate

About Janelle: Joining the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics presents an incredible opportunity to not only enjoy the love of math with fellow educators, but more importantly collaborate with other math teachers throughout the state to learn and contribute to the best practices for student growth and success. The knowledge gained through 15 years of teaching experience and experience as a math coach and interventionist, provide me with the background in standards and assessment to become a part of this great team. In my career, I have presented at the school, district, and state level. Last month, I led a district wide professional development on identifying and filling COVID math gaps. As part of the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics, I aspire to further grow and strengthen my knowledge of best practices and unpacking of standards as well as share the knowledge gained with fellow colleagues and the community which I represent.