Jill Bowman, Owasso High School teacher, has been selected as this year’s Mathematical
Association of America Oklahoma Teacher of the Year at the high school level by the
Oklahoma/Arkansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America (OK-AR MAA). Jill will
be recognized at the annual section meeting banquet of the OK-AR MAA held at the
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma on March 28, 2019.
OK-AR MAA annually recognizes three teachers in Oklahoma and three in Arkansas for their
outstanding contributions to the mathematics education of their students. The honorees are
selected from the pool of nominees on the basis of written submissions which include a
description of a special project or enrichment topic they have developed, their personal
philosophy of teaching mathematics, and recommendations from a supervisor, a peer, and a
student or parent. The MAA Teacher of the Year Award is presented to one teacher from each
of three levels—secondary, middle school, and elementary—from each of the two states.
Since 1915, the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) has provided a forum for
educators, students, professionals, and mathematics enthusiasts to share ideas, keep abreast of
developments in the mathematical community, enhance their careers, and make new friends.
Today, the MAA is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the
undergraduate level with more than 25,000 individuals and institutions taking advantage of its
publications, programs, and resources. The membership of OK-AR MAA consists of members of
the MAA residing in Oklahoma or Arkansas. Its membership is made up of educators, students,
as well as others inside and outside of academia who are devoted to the advancement of the
mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level.