Montana Council of Teachers

of Mathematics

2021 MCTM MCubed

6th Annual


MCubed & Montana Math Meet

August 10th & 11th, 2020

Butte, Montana

2020 Dean Preble Award Winner

Linda Horst

The Montana Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) is proud to announce Linda Horst, as the 2020 recipient of the Dean Preble Memorial Award. Mrs. Horst received his award at the MCTM annual meeting via Zoom Thursday, October 15. Linda was nominated for this award by Jordan Graves formerly of Reed Point School.

The Dean Preble Memorial is MCTM’s most prestigious recognition and is awarded annually to a Montana educator who has made significant lifetime contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics statewide. Preble awardees are those that have consistently assumed a leadership role among math educators. Teacher-leaders at all levels, kindergarten through university, are eligible.

This award is given in memory of longtime MCTM member Dean Preble of Forsyth, 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.

The MCTM selection committee is honored to recognize Mrs. Horst both for her leadership role in math education and for her commitment the best possible math instruction.