Greenbrier County Schools proudly announces that Casey Whitlow, a mathematics teacher at Eastern Greenbrier Middle School, has been selected to be part of the first cohort of M3T (Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teachers) Noyce Fellows. A competitive, statewide selection process conducted this past spring resulted in a cohort of 19 Fellows, representing 17 county school districts across West Virginia. Casey’s selection as an M3T Noyce Fellow is a product of her skill, commitment, and interest in continued development as a mathematics teacher and mathematics teacher leader.
“It is humbling to be accepted into such an innovative program. I am ready to embark on a journey that will impact teachers to go above and beyond in the classroom and embrace leadership roles. I hope that through M3T, I can help teachers create a learning environment where students thrive,” states Casey Whitlow.
The M3T Noyce Fellowships project is funded by a grant to West Virginia University (WVU) by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program with additional support from the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE). The M3T Noyce Fellowships program builds on previous efforts to support secondary mathematics teacher leadership and instructional improvement across West Virginia, which started in Pocahontas County over the past decade.
As an M3T Noyce Fellow, Ms. Whitlow will engage in professional development (PD) opportunities around mathematics teaching and teacher leadership as part of a network of mathematics teachers across West Virginia over the next five years. Fellows will regularly interact with M3T project leads, Dr. Matthew Campbell, assistant professor of mathematics education at WVU, and Joanna Burt-Kinderman, instructional coach for Pocahontas County Schools, who was recognized in 2019 by Education Week as a “Leader to Learn From.”
Ms. Whitlow will learn more about effective mathematics teaching and learning—in terms of both content and pedagogy. Fellows will also learn about and become skilled as teacher leaders. The M3T Noyce Fellowship is a five-year commitment, with Fellows engaging in project activities while continuing to serve in their role as a Grades 6-12 classroom mathematics teacher in WV.
“On behalf of the Greenbrier County Schools, I share our system-wide gratitude for the exemplary level of mathematics teaching Ms. Casey Whitlow brings to the lives of her students. We stand in strong support of Ms. Whitlow’s selection to participate in this prestigious first-ever cohort of M3T Noyce Fellows. This acknowledgment of her “Master Teacher” talents is absolutely a reflection upon Ms. Whitlow’s commitment and passion for teaching.The knowledge and educational pedagogy she will experience will translate directly to the classroom and shared collaboration with mathematics teachers county-wide,” states Superintendent Jeff Bryant.