Lurie Center Elementary Teaching Award


The annual Lurie Center Elementary Teaching Award has been established by the California Mathematics Council – South in memory of Lurie Center. It is awarded to an elementary classroom teacher (K-6) who has demonstrated outstanding work with students of color, particularly work that has encouraged students to improve their mathematical literacy.

Please note that members of CMC-South may qualify for one or both of this award or The Lurie Center Scholarship from the state CMC. Also note the different eligibility criteria for these awards.

The recipient will receive:

  • A plaque.
  • One year complimentary CMC membership.
  • Free fall conference registration (held in early November).
  • A complimentary fall conference banquet ticket.
  • One day substitute reimbursement to attend the fall conference.
  • Up to $200 to reimburse associated costs of fall conference attendance, including the purchase of educational materials.


  • A full-time elementary teacher (K-6).
  • An assignment that includes students of color.
  • Demonstrated efforts inside and outside the classroom to encourage students of color to pursue high academic standards and high educational goals.
  • Efforts inside and outside the classroom to provide students with mathematics enrichment.
  • Participation in professional mathematics organizations and/or participation in local, regional, statewide, or national mathematics projects.

Lurie Center Award Background

The completed Lurie Center South Application must be sent/postmarked by September 30.

Please email to Prof. Greisy Winicki Landman.