Dean Preble Memorial Award

About Dean Preble

This award is given in memory of our colleague Dean Preble, who passed away from cancer in the fall of 1998. Dean was recognized for his unfailing support for mathematics education in the state of Montana. His dedication to the mathematics teaching profession, his love of his students, his involvement in state and national mathematics organizations, and his devotion to the improvement of mathematics education for all were unparalleled.

One of Dean's wishes was to establish an annual award to recognize outstanding teachers and leaders of mathematics in Montana. In keeping with his wish, MCTM created the Dean Preble Memorial Award. The award consists of an inscribed plaque, a $300 stipend, and a lifetime membership in MCTM. The memorial award is presented at the MCTM annual meeting in October.

About the Dean Preble Memorial Award

Award Criteria

  • Any member of MCTM may submit a nomination.

  • Current members of the MCTM Board of Directors may not be nominated for this award.

  • The nominee must be a current MCTM member.

  • The nominee must have taught mathematics in Montana.

  • The nominee must have a record of significant and consistent contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics.

  • The nominee must have a substantial record of participation and leadership in professional activities involving mathematics education.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations for the Dean Preble Award must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Maximum of two typed pages. (double-spaced)

  • Should directly address the award criteria outlined above.

  • Nominee's name, address, telephone number, and present position.

  • Nominator's name, address, telephone number, and present position.

Note: Nominations are kept on file and re-evaluated for three years following submission. There

is no need to resubmit an unsuccessful nomination during that time period.


The Deadline for submissions for the Dean Preble Memorial Award is June 30.


Nominations may be mailed or e-mailed (preferred) to:

Cliff Bara

Box 610

Troy - MT - 59935

cuda11235@gmail.com

Previous Recipients of the Dean Preble Memorial Award

Dean Preble Award Winners