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Rhode island Mathematics teachers Association


Student of the Year: Lexi, Mt. St. Charles High School

Rookie Teacher of the Year: Chelsea O'Connor, Samuel Slater Middle School

Teacher of the Year: Nicholas Horne, Burrillville High School

Amedeo DeRobbio Award: Vivian LaFerla

APPLICATIONS for 2023 Awards

Each year RIMTA highlights the outstanding work and contributions made by Rhode Island teachers and students to mathematics education through its three RIMTA Annual Recognition Awards categories:

  • an Outstanding Teacher of the Yearwho has demonstrated the effective characteristics of an outstanding practitioner who positively impacts mathematics education for all members of the school community,

  •  an Outstanding Rookie of the Yearwho has shown outstanding promise for positively impacting mathematics education within their first three years of teaching, and

  •  an Outstanding Student of the Yearwho has brought a variety of strengths in support of sustained success and academic progress in the mathematics classroom.

Applications for these three award categories are now open and available using the links above. 

Completed applications are due on or before January 31, 2023.

The “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” and “Outstanding Rookie of the Year” will be recognized at RIMTA’s spring conference on March 25, 2023. The “Outstanding Student of the Year” will be honored at their school in March at a date and time to be determined.

Questions and completed applications should be directed to Sara Donaldson at

Thank you for helping to promote mathematics excellence in Rhode Island!


Sara Donaldson on behalf of the RIMTA Board of Directors


RIMTA is a partner affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

RIMTA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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