Manizade voted president-elect of Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Radford University professor of mathematics and statistics Agida Manizade, Ph.D., has been voted president-elect of the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM).
The position begins a five-year term for Manizade as a leader of the VCTM board. She will serve as president-elect for one year, beginning July 1, 2021, and then as the organization’s president for two years, beginning in July 2022. Manizade will then serve two years as past president.
“It is a great honor and privilege to serve as leader of such a wonderful organization as the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics,” Manizade said. “Due to the hard work of past leadership, this organization has been helping mathematics teachers in the Commonwealth for nearly half a century and is one of the most successful in identifying and serving the needs of mathematics teachers at every level. I am grateful for this opportunity and appreciate the trust placed in me.”
VCTM is a statewide organization dedicated to stimulating an active interest in mathematics teaching and learning by promoting the improvement of mathematics education, providing leadership in teacher professional development and facilitating cooperation among local, state and national organizations.
In addition to her upcoming role as VCTM president-elect, Manizade serves as editor of the organization’s journal, “Virginia Mathematics Teacher,” a bi-annual print and electronic publication geared toward mathematics educators, students, and professionals.
Under Manizade’s leadership, the journal won the prestigious National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Publication Award for Outstanding Journal in 2018. It was the first time the Virginia-based journal won the national award.
At Radford University, Manizade is a leader in teaching excellence and research. She was one of the recipients of the 2019 State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty Awards. The SCHEV awards recognize superior accomplishments in teaching, research and public service and are the Commonwealth's highest honor for faculty at Virginia's public and private colleges and universities.
Manizade teaches courses at the undergraduate level and in Radford University’s graduate certificate program in mathematics, as well as master’s degree program courses in mathematics education, which offer opportunities for service mathematics teachers in Virginia to earn a graduate certificate as well as a graduate degree online.
Manizade has also demonstrated an extraordinary record of accomplishment in the scholarship of discovery through current research in mathematics and mathematics education that is based on her work with students in the online graduate programs.
As a founding director and current co-director of the Secondary Mathematics Professional Development Center, funded by the Virginia Department of Education, Manizade has collaborated with NASA scientists and University faculty to develop the Radford University NASA Institute, a two-week summer program for mathematics teachers to gain hands-on experiences in simulation-based aerospace engineering.
Manizade also serves as vice president for Research and Best Practices in STEM at the Virginia Mathematics & Science Coalition, a nonprofit organization that supports efforts by school systems, teachers, parents, students, the Commonwealth of Virginia and other interested parties to achieve and sustain excellence in mathematics, science, engineering and technology (STEM) education for Virginia’s K-12 and higher education students.