News from the Eastern 1 Region
Shawn Towle, Eastern 1 Regional Director
Summer 2017

Greetings to all NCSM members from Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont! It is hard to believe that summer is about to begin and we are wrapping up another successful school year here in the Northeast.

NCSM Summer Leadership Academy in Bangor, Maine July 24-26, 2017, REGISTER TODAY!

I am pleased to announce that E1 will be hosting this year’s NCSM Summer Leadership Academy, July 24-26 (Monday-Wednesday) in Bangor, Maine. Connie Schrock, the new President of NCSM will be our keynote speaker. I hope that you can join us for three days of leadership learning! Registration information is on the NCSM website. For the best rates, early bird registration closes on June 24. Bring a team!

Maine license plates have "Vacationland" on them for a reason. We are excited to have our summer leadership academy in beautiful Maine. We suggest you take advantage of being in the area and either come in early or extend your trip to enjoy some of the local attractions. Below are some links that might help you plan some side trips from Bangor. You can rent a car from the Bangor Airport to explore some of the beautiful landscape. Enjoy!

Associated Teachers of Mathematics in Connecticut (ATOMIC)

ATOMIC will be holding their annual conference on December 4 at the Radisson hotel in Cromwell, CT. The theme is "Talking About Mathematics: Putting the Focus on Students’ Lasting Learning" and will feature NCTM past-president Cathy Seeley as the morning keynote speaker with a follow up session at the conference. General registration will open later in June.

Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS)

AMTNYS will be hosting the New Cubed 2017 conference this summer at Siena College in Loudonville, NY from July 9-12. This joint conference of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE) and Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New Jersey (ATMNJ) and AMTNYS began last summer with the first event being held at Iona College. The conference features speakers from all three affiliates and a STEM camp for children in grades 1-8 during the conference. The residential nature of this program offers opportunity for collaboration and networking in the evenings at several special events.

AMTNYS has also announced their 67th Annual Fall Conference to be held in Buffalo, NY November 3-4, 2017. The theme is "Full Steam Ahead" and features keynote speakers Ron Larson and Bill Hanlon.

Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine (ATOMIM)

ATOMIM is wrapping up a great year of professional learning in the dine and discuss series on formative assessment. The board meets in a retreat in late summer to plan the coming years’ events. We welcome the new President of ATOMIM, Marielle Edgecomb.

Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts (ATMIM)

ATMIM is the co-host with ATMNE for the fall 2017 ATMNE conference on November 2-3, 2017. The conference will be held at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center in Marlboro, MA.

The theme is "Common Sense Mathematics" and will feature lunch keynote speakers Tracy Zager and Steve Leinwand with an opening address from Eric Milou. Conference registration is now open!

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England (ATMNE)

ATMNE will hold its Annual Conference November 2-3. This annual meeting brings together all 6 New England Affiliates and will be hosted this year, by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts (ATMIM). The opening address will be given by Dr. Eric Milou of Rowan University with two lunch keynote speakers, Tracy Zager and Steve Leinwand. It is shaping up to be another fantastic New England Conference! Registration is open!

ATMNE publishes the New England Mathematics Journal and all affiliate members in the 6 New England states have access to the journal electronically as a member benefit at:

New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics (NHTM)

If you are a teacher living/working in New Hampshire, consider joining NHTM!

New York State Association of Mathematics Supervisors (NYSAMS)

NYSAMS has announced the New York State Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame Dinner and the NYSAMS Leadership Summit will be held at the Adams Mark Hotel and Conference Center in Buffalo on Thursday November 2, 2017, the day before the AMTNYS Conference (November 3-4)

NYSAMS has recently announced the 2017 NYS Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame Inductees:

Mary Behr Alteri-
Presidential Awardee; NYS Mathematics Mentor; Professional Developer Lakeland School District

Sandra Cohen –
Long Island Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame founding member and inductee; LIMICO co-creator; Staff Developer & Mathematics Education Consultant

Robert Gerver, PhD –
Presidential Awardee (PAEMST); Author, Inventor, Presenter;

Edward Wallace, PhD –
AMTNYS Past President; Professor, SUNY at Geneseo; Former AMTNYS Journal Editor; recipient of the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching;

Congratulations to these outstanding New York State educators!

Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association (RIMTA)

If you are a teacher living/working in Rhode Island, please consider joining a great group of educators and be part of RIMTA!

Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM)

VCTM has announced the date of their fall conference. It will be held at St. Michael’s College on October 16, 2017. Speaker proposals are being accepted until July 15, 2017. Check out their website if you are interested in speaking. NCSM is proud to welcome VCTM as an affiliate organization!


The NCSM Summer Academy will be held in Bangor, Maine, July 24-26. We hope you can join us for the academy featuring keynote speaker, NCSM President Connie Schrock. Register today!


As you plan ahead for the summer and fall, here are some math conferences in our region:

2017 Event Location
May 11 RIMTA Spring Meeting Providence, RI
June 1 UMF National Math Coaching Conference Farmington, ME
July 9-12 2nd Annual New Cubed Conference Siena College, Loudonville
July 24-26 NCSM Summer Leadership Academy Bangor, ME
July 25-27 Lesley University Summer Math Institute Cambridge, MA
October 16 VCTM Annual Conference at St. Michael’s College Colchester, VT
November 2 NYSAMS Hall of Fame Dinner and Leadership Summit Buffalo, NY
November 2-3 ATMNE Annual Conference Marlboro, MA
November 3-4 AMTNYS 67th Annual Fall Conference Buffalo, NY
December 4 ATOMIC Annual Meeting and Conference Cromwell, CT

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


Thank you to our Eastern Region 1 Affiliates of NCSM. We appreciate your affiliation with us!

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

Wishing you all a fantastic summer of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation!