Paula Steffen Moller

The Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (TCTM) is proud to announce that it has chosen to honor Paula Steffen Moller, Ed.D., of the University Texas System, with its annual E. Glenadine Gibb Award. The E. Glenadine Gibb Award recognizes outstanding service at the state and/or national level in the field of mathematics education.

Paula Steffen Moeller, Ed.D., is the director of College Readiness Initiatives at the University of Texas System. Previously she managed the professional development and systemic intervention team for Texas Instruments for the United States and Canada. While there, she designed a systemic change model to eliminate the achievement gap in middle school mathematics.

She served as the director of mathematics for the Texas Education Agency where she was involved in TEKS refinement/alignment, development of TAKS, and was a member of the design team that developed projects for the Governor’s Math Initiative. Paula has served as the secretary for the Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1st and 2nd Vice President for the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics, and chaired several conference committees with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She is the Conference Chair for the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching, a conference that serves 7,000 teachers annually. During her career, she has worked in both rural and urban school settings and has provided staff development and leadership in mathematics to teachers serving approximately 4 million students in Texas. She has been an invited panelist and has served as a principal and co-principal investigator for several National Science Foundation teacher enhancement programs.

January, 2010