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MƒA Seeks Nominations for the 3rd Annual MƒA Muller Award for Professional Influence in Education

Press Releases | January 15, 2020

As a new decade begins, MƒA continues to celebrate outstanding teachers through the MƒA Muller Award for Professional Influence in Education. In its third year, the award will recognize two MƒA Master Teachers, one in mathematics and one in science, who have influenced the teaching profession in exceptional ways during their tenure as MƒA Master Teachers.

Nominations are open starting today through March 20, 2020. Current MƒA Master Teachers who are active in their second (or more) Master Teacher Fellowship are eligible to be nominated by individuals who work in mathematics and science education and who want to recognize these extraordinary teachers.

This honor carries a $20,000 award for the teacher and a $5,000 award for the school or organization of its nominator. It is made possible by financial support from MƒA Board Member Peter Muller and his family through their Dancing Tides Foundation.

For teaching to be truly respected, the voices of great teachers must be at the forefront of conversations about mathematics and science education. The MƒA Muller Award for Professional Influence in Education recognizes teachers who are respected and who lead and learn both within the MƒA teacher community and within their profession. MƒA believes that teacher voices must be included in public discourse about educational policies, reforms, and initiatives that impact the profession of math and science teaching, as well as within their own school communities. Great teachers who use their professional influence to engage, encourage, and support others in the profession are an inspiration, and they warrant greater recognition.

Nominations may be submitted by:

  • A Principal, Assistant Principal, Coach, or non-MƒA teaching colleague
  • A District or Central Administrator
  • A Mathematician or Scientist or faculty in higher education
  • A professional engaged in STEM related issues in education

See a list of the teachers eligible to be nominated, and read about the award criteria, as well as the nomination and selection process, at

Nominate an MƒA Master Teacher for the MƒA Muller Award for Professional Influence in Education