Coventry Village School teacher wins top mathematics education award

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COVENTRY — Jennifer Montgomery, a distinguished mathematics teacher at Coventry Village School, has been selected as the elementary school level recipient of the inaugural Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics award by the Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM).

This prestigious award recognizes Jennifer’s exceptional contributions to mathematics education and her unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of excellence in her classroom.

With over 20 years of teaching experience, Jennifer Montgomery is widely regarded as an exemplary educator within our school community and beyond. Her dedication to lifelong learning and her passion for mathematics are evident in every aspect of her teaching practice. Jennifer’s classroom is a vibrant and inclusive learning environment where students in grades 3-5 thrive under her guidance.

Jennifer’s nomination for this esteemed award comes as no surprise to those who have had the privilege of working with her. She embodies the principles of equitable teaching practices and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), ensuring that all students have access to high-quality mathematics instruction tailored to their individual needs.

Through innovative techniques such as the Math Menu and the integration of technology, Jennifer empowers her students to become confident mathematical thinkers and problem solvers.

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Beyond her exemplary teaching methods, Jennifer is known for her commitment to nurturing a growth mindset in her students, encouraging them to embrace challenges and persevere in the face of difficulty.

Her dedication to fostering a positive classroom climate and supporting students’ mathematical identities has resulted in transformative learning experiences for countless students.

“We are thrilled to congratulate Jennifer Montgomery on being selected for the Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics award,” said Elaine Collins, Superintendent of North Country Supervisory Union. “Jennifer’s impact extends far beyond the walls of her classroom, inspiring both students and colleagues alike to strive for excellence in mathematics education. Her recognition by the VCTM is a testament to her outstanding contributions to our school community and her tireless dedication to the success of every student.”

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