The Gladys Thomason Award has been received by Georgia mathematics educators since 1972. Since the beginning of inception, only three other Cobb teachers have received this honor.
Dr. Nickey Ice, mathematics teacher at Wheeler High School, serves as GCTM’s current treasurer and is a member of the GCTM Executive Committee since 2004. Dr. Ice has been teaching mathematics since 1987 as a high school teacher in Douglasville, Eastside Christian School, and currently Wheeler High School. During this time, she served as a Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Georgia (UGA) and an Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University. In 2002, Dr. Ice received her Ph.D. at UGA in mathematics education.
Dr. Ice has published in Nano Letters, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics News Bulletin, and Proceedings of the twenty-fourth annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.Dr. Ice has presented nationally and consulted for the Georgia Department of Education in furthering the Georgia mathematics standards. She has consulted for the Southern Regional Educational Board and conducted workshops for teachers.
We are proud of Dr. Ice and her accomplishment of receiving GCTM’s Gladys M. Thomason Distinguished Service Award for 2019! She demonstrated significant service beyond her normal job requirements for the improvement of mathematics instruction at the local, state, and national levels.
Previous recipients of this award from the Cobb County School District include 2013’s Peggy Pool from Palmer Middle School, 2012’s Debbie Poss from Lassiter High School, and 2003’s Dottie Whitlow former mathematics supervisor.
Michelle Mikes, Supervisor