TCTM is pleased to honor Linda Gann for her leadership at both the state and national levels.
For twenty-four years, Linda Gann has worked for Northside Independent School District. Her career began at the district’s first high school, now called John Marshall HS. She opened Sandra Day O’Connor HS in 1998 as the department coordinator. Currently, Linda serves at the district’s Secondary Mathematics Instructional Specialist.
During her time as a classroom teacher, Linda was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Radio Shack National Teacher Award, the HEB Teaching Excellence Award (State Finalist), and the AP Siemens Award. For many years, Linda worked for the College Board as a consultant for AP Calculus AB, BC, and Statistics, and as a reader for AP Statistics. Sharing with others exemplifies Linda’s continued efforts to build connections among teachers and resources. Her presentations began within her district and local math teachers’ gatherings, such as the Calculus Consortium at UTSA, and extended to the Conference of the Advancement of Mathematics Teachers (CAMT) and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) annual conference.
Being afforded wonderful opportunities, Linda has served as program chair for the 2010 CAMT, served as Central Regional Director for two years for the Texas Council of Teachers Mathematics, and currently serves as Southern Regional Representative for the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. Linda has participated in many Texas Education Agency TAKS, TEKS, and EOC committees. She has also served as the co-chair for the College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics for all three writing phases.
Her passion for all students being prepared for college and careers following high school has extended her efforts, serving as co-chair of the Mathematics committee of the San Antonio Pathways. Although the nationally funded grant to study educational partnerships lasted only a few years, Linda collaborated and participated in the San Antonio Mathematics and Science Educational Partnership, SAMSEP, in conjunction with UTSA’s Dr. Lazor and Dr. Cassill.
Her educational background consists of a B.S. in Mathematics from Illinois State University and an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Texas of San Antonio. Additionally, she is nearing completion of her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary of Learning and Teaching from UTSA. She presently serves as president of the Alamo District Council of Teachers of Mathematics and scholarship chair for the Priest Holmes Foundation.
Although Linda has dedicated many hours to teaching, her love centers on her family, especially her three grandchildren. Her favorite story she shares is how Bradley, Madelyn, and Jake call her Gamma, after the probability density function.