Rowan Mathematics Professor Named <+>Outstanding Educator<+> by New Jersey Curriculum Development Organization

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Dr. Janet Caldwell, Rowan University professor of mathematics, recently received the 2004 Dr. Ernest L. Boyer Outstanding Educator Award from the New Jersey Association of Supervision and Curriculum D

Dr. Janet Caldwell, Rowan University professor of mathematics, recently received the 2004 Dr. Ernest L. Boyer Outstanding Educator Award from the New Jersey Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (NJASCD).

The NJASCD presents the Boyer Award to educators <+>who have made a major contribution to the field of education and who have exemplified the vision, leadership qualities and commitment to the improvement of education characterized by the career of the late Dr. Ernest L. Boyer. Caldwell was honored for her work during a February 4 recognition luncheon held during the NJASCD annual convention in East Windsor.

During her 22 years as a college mathematics professor, Caldwell has taught students at The Pennsylvania State University, Cabrini College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Rowan. She began her career as a public school teacher and has served as a consultant to school districts for more than two decades.

Dr. Jay Harper, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Rowan, said this award is well deserved.

<+>Through her work with students in the classroom, her advocacy on behalf of mathematics instruction, and her professional leadership, Janet Caldwell has a positive impact on education in New Jersey. She is an outstanding ambassador for her profession and for Rowan University and we are gratified to see her efforts acknowledged.<+>

Caldwell has been a driving force in New Jersey mathematics curriculum development, co-authoring the New Jersey Mathematics Frameworks and serving on the state Core Curriculum Content Standards committees. Caldwell serves as project director for Project SMART and the South Jersey Regional Mathematics, Computer, and Science Instructional Improvement Project (McSiip) and is co-principal investigator for the New Jersey Statewide Systemic Initiative (NJSSI), a collaborative of twelve K-12 districts, and Rowan, Rutgers, and Kean universities.

The NJASD <+>Outstanding Educator Award<+> joins a long list of academic honors for Caldwell, including being named the 1994 CASE/Carnegie Foundation New Jersey Professor of the Year, winner of 2000 Distinguished Teaching Award from the N.J. Section of the Mathematical Association of America and winner of the 1994 recipient of the Association of Mathematics of New Jersey Max Sobel Outstanding Mathematics Educator Award.

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