Maddy Hannan ’24 Receives Two Awards from College of Education

Congratulations to Maddy Hannan ’24! Maddy received both the College of Education Golden Apple Student Teaching Award and the Lee V. Stiff Outstanding Senior Award from the Math Education program. Maddy is from Atlanta, Georgia, and is graduating this semester with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education.

The Golden Apple Future Teacher Award was created to recognize a student who has completed or is currently in their student teaching semester. Students nominated for this award demonstrate a passion for teaching, exemplify a high degree of professionalism, have the ability to reflect on their teaching practices, show commitment to further student learning, have high standards for themselves and others, and contribute to the larger community around them.

The Lee V. Stiff Outstanding Senior Award is named after Dr. Lee Stiff, who was a professor of mathematics education at NC State from 1983 until his death in 2021. During his time at NC State, he taught hundreds of mathematics education students, worked with countless math teachers across the state, was president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and served as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the college of education from 2018-2021. In all of his work, Dr. Stiff was a champion for equity, diversity, and inclusion in mathematics teaching spaces. His vision of a high quality mathematics education for all students is reflected in our program today and in the recipient of the Dr. Lee Stiff Outstanding Senior Award. 

“Maddy has done an outstanding job during her student teaching internship and is well deserving of this award,” said Dr. Cyndi Edgington, Associate Teaching Professor in the College of Education. “When I first met Maddy, she wasn’t sure if she wanted to be a teacher. We talked during Learning Lab II, which happened to be on education. I’m so glad that she decided to pursue education. Maddy lights up the classroom with her passion and care for her students. Her future students will be lucky to have her!” Dr. Edgington also served as Maddy’s Park Faculty Mentor.

Congratulations, Maddy!