News from the Eastern 1 Region
Shawn Towle, Eastern 1 Regional Director
Spring 2019

Greetings to all NCSM members from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont!

It has been one of the greatest professional experiences of my career to represent Eastern Region 1 on the NCSM board. I want to thank all of the NCSM members I have met for making my visits to state conferences and activities so memorable and enjoyable. It has been an honor and privilege to represent the Eastern 1 Region for the past three years. I know your next regional director, Cathy Boutin, will do a great job!

One of my personal goals was to increase the number of affiliate organizations of NCSM and I’m proud to say that the Eastern Region has an impressive number of affiliate organizations! I am grateful for all of the work of the affiliate chairs for their tireless commitment to connect mathematics organizations with NCSM. Cheryl Avalos kicked off the creation of NCSM affiliates and she was followed by Carol Matsumoto and now, Nanci Smith. All three have done a phenomenal job! I know that the affiliates in E1 are also grateful for the volunteer service of these three individuals and the affiliate program continues to grow. I’ve always thought of NCSM as the place where leaders go to learn and what better way to connect leaders of state and local mathematics organizations than via affiliation with NCSM.

Eastern Region 1 Affiliates

  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine (ATOMIM)
  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE)
  • Association of Teachers of Mathematics of New York State (ATMNYS)
  • Boston Area Mathematics Specialists (BAMS)
  • Nassau County Association of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCAMS)
  • New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics (NHTM)
  • New York State Association of Mathematics Supervisors (NYSAMS)
  • Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association (RIMTA)
  • Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM)

51st Annual NCSM Conference

April 1-3, 2019
San Diego, CA

The NCSM Annual Conference, Making Waves with Effective Math Leadership, will be held in San Diego at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel from April 1-3, 2019. There is still time to register online. Onsite registration beginning March 31 (online registration will be closed). Be sure to sign up to volunteer as well. It is a wonderful way to network with colleagues and speakers and feel the energy of a national conference!

NCSM Caucus at the Annual Conference in San Diego

Do plan to attend the Eastern Region 1 Caucus on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, from 3:30 to 4:15 pm. In Pacific 17 at the conference hotel. Be sure to join us and welcome Cathy Boutin as your new Regional Director. The caucus will also give you the opportunity to meet others from the Eastern 1 region, receive information from NCSM, and give input to your organization!

Do make plans not only to join us, but to help make the conference a success. Volunteer at the 2019 NCSM Conference in San Diego! Receive a "Making Waves through Effective Mathematics Leadership" T-shirt for your service.


As you plan ahead for late spring and early summer, here are some great opportunities to collaborate and learn in our region:

2019 Event Location
April 1-3 NCSM 51st Annual Conference San Diego, CA
April 5-6 ATOMIM Spring Conference: Connecting Teaching and Learning Augusta, ME
April 11 ATMIM Spring Conference 2019 Worcester, MA
April 12 3rd Annual National Math Coaching Conference featuring Dr. Maggie B. McGatha Farmington, ME
June 30-July 3 The Third New3 Math Conference Albany, NY
July 9-11 Mathematics Content Coaching Institute 2019 at Lesley University Cambridge, MA
July 22-24 NCSM Summer Leadership Academy: Building Leadership, Leveraging Coaching Madison, WI

For more information about each conference, check out the NCSM calendar of events. If you have an event to add to our regional calendar, let me know at

Look for and pick-up NCSM’s new books:

  • Essential Actions: Coaching in Mathematics Education (NCSM, 2019).
  • Essential Actions: Instructional Leadership in Mathematics Education (NCSM, 2020).

Wishing you all the best!