Glenville State College Associate Professor of Mathematics Paul Peck has been selected as the 2009 College Mathematics Teacher of the Year by the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (WVCTM). Peck was recognized during the WVCTM annual meeting held at the Days Hotel in Flatwoods, West Virginia March 19-20.
The WVCTM is a statewide organization that advocates the best practices in mathematics instruction for students of West Virginia. The council is devoted to encouraging an active interest in mathematics and to improve the teaching of mathematics at all levels: elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and the teacher training program in colleges. WVCTM is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Members of WVCTM are leaders in the field of mathematics education including teachers and administrators from pre-kindergarten through college as well as college students studying to join the education profession.
Each year, WVCTM recognizes a Mathematics Teacher of the Year for each level of education: Elementary, Middle/Jr. High, High School, and College/University.
“I was quite surprised and honored to receive the Mathematics Teacher of the Year Award. I appreciate the fact that several of my Glenville State College colleagues came to see me receive this award,” said Paul Peck.
Professor Peck earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Glenville State College in 1970. He was awarded a Masters Degree in Mathematics from West Virginia University in 1981. Peck has been a member of the GSC faculty for the past twenty-six years. He has received the Outstanding Faculty Award for his teaching excellence at GSC in addition to serving as President of the Faculty Senate and taking a leadership role with the Wesley Foundation. Peck is advisor of the Alpha Iota Chapter of Chi Beta Phi and was lead writer of the GSC math folio for NCATE accreditation. During his career at Glenville State College, Peck has taught Trigonometry, Calculus, Euclidian Geometry, Modern Geometry, Abstract Algebra, Discrete Math, Statistics, and Math for Elementary Teachers. He is currently the Acting Chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics.
“We congratulate Professor Peck on being honored as the WVCTM Teacher of the Year. Since joining the GSC faculty in 1982, he has been instrumental in educating many of West Virginia’s public school math teachers. He is an outstanding mathematician and teacher. All of us at Glenville State College are very proud of him and his accomplishments,” said Dr. Kathy Butler, GSC Provost and Senior Vice President.