Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics has chosen Jackie Voyles as this year’s recipient of the Don Clark Award for a lifetime of achievement and excellence in mathematics education.
Jacqueline Taylor Voyles started her teaching in Pocatello, Idaho in the year 1966. The following year she was part of the founding faculty for Springville Middle School. Jackie later finished a master’s degree in Mathematics Education and assisted in the development of the Math Lab at BYU. As a faculty member at BYU Jackie has touched the lives of many future teachers. She has also had opportunity to serve as an assistant editor for the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. Jackie summarized much of her career in the following way, “it seems that during each piece of the journey of a career in Mathematics Education, I was in a place where there was freedom to experiment with curriculum, teaching methods, and to observe many students in their learning of mathematics. I feel very blessed to have been continually placed in situations where development and research could easily take place.I was privileged to teach
school students, to teach the future teachers, and to mentor graduate students. I loved each of the steps along the road. It has been an enjoyable and productive journey.”