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MƒA to Celebrate More Than 1,000 NYC Teachers at 11th Annual Fall ƒunction

Press Releases | October 30, 2017

WHAT: An evening of celebration, the Math for America (MƒA) 11th Annual Fall ƒunction is a special event to honor the entire MƒA community of over 1,000 teachers. Unlike fundraising events or charity galas, the sole purpose of the MƒA Fall ƒunction is to bring together MƒA teachers from across the city and state, as well as other leaders in mathematics, science, and education to recognize the power of MƒA. The MƒA community is comprised of mathematics and science teachers in over 400 NYC public schools, and thus impacts the lives of more than 110,000 students.

The event will feature a special keynote address by Professor Brian Greene, acclaimed physicist and co-founder of the World Science Festival. Known for his work popularizing theoretical physics, Greene will guide guests through the intersection of content and inspiration, exploring the phenomenon of the universe and the positive force of teaching. Additional speakers include MƒA Founder and Board Chair Jim Simons, MƒA President John Ewing, and MƒA Executive Director Megan Roberts.

MƒA Master Teachers Giselle George-Gilkes and Patrick Honner will deliver an interactive talk which will highlight teacher communities that exemplify collaboration, ongoing learning, and leadership. They will share how the MƒA community has made an impact on their careers and the profession at large.

WHERE: New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7 p.m.

WHO:   Brian Greene, professor, acclaimed physicist, and co-founder of the World Science Festival

Jim Simons, MƒA Founder and Board Chair

John Ewing, MƒA President

Megan Roberts, MƒA Executive Director

Giselle George-Gilkes, 13-year MƒA Master Teacher who teaches at East Side Community School

Patrick Honner, 11-year MƒA Master Teacher who teaches at Brooklyn Technical High School

About Math for America: At MƒA, we’ve created fellowships for accomplished mathematics and science teachers. Our model is based on the belief that collaboration, continued learning, and genuine respect enables teachers to grow professionally and provides long-term career satisfaction. This is a remarkable community of teachers who stay in the profession longer and define what teaching excellence means. These are teachers who inspire and motivate their colleagues. They change the lives of their students.


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