Hello,

My name is Deidra Baker. I am the current ICTM president. I teach at Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman. In the 25 years I have taught in Iowa, I also taught at City High in Iowa City and was the high school Math teacher at Keota. I have a good understanding of the joys and challenges of teaching in districts small and large.

I am excited to serve the math educators and math support team members throughout our state. In the next two years I look forward to working with the people who love math, teaching, and helping students learn and love math. This is a very exciting time to be involved in math education because there are so many resources available. Social media makes it possible for us to share ideas and learn from others in our state, our country and the world.

Please let me know how ICTM and I can help you become the best math educator you can be. If you have ideas for teaching, helping students learn or that would make ICTM a more valuable resource, please share. My email is dlfbaker@gmail.com. I am on Twitter @dlfbaker and my school Twitter handle is @dbmpmath. You can also find Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics on Twitter at @IowaMathTeach and you can like our Facebook page: Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Enjoy the rest of your year. Looking forward to seeing you at the fall conference!

—Deidra