About Us

WHO WE ARE

The purposes of this organization shall be:

  1. To provide teachers with opportunities for the exchange of ideas and materials regarding instruction in mathematics,

  2. to further the cooperative study of ideas relating to the teaching of mathematics at the elementary, secondary, and college levels,

  3. to foster more effective mathematics teaching at all levels of instruction in the schools of Hawaii by offering meetings and workshops of the types not available through other organizations and institutions in Hawaii, and

  4. to provide a medium for liaison with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

New Board of Directors for 2022-2023

Please welcome our new HCTM Board of Directors for 2022-2023!

President Dr. Gretel S. Sia

Treasurer / NCTM Representative Dr. Michael P. Ida

Middle School Director / Newsletter Editor Kathryn Parsons

Two-Year College Director Jody-Lynn Storm

Webmaster/Social Media Manager Keith Ishihara

Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics (HCTM) is still looking for board members:

  • Vice President Elect

  • High School Director

  • Membership Director


Please send us the following information via our HCTM.org contact page or our Facebook Page Job Posting:

  • your name,

  • email and phone number,

  • position desired,

  • school affiliation,

  • professional biography, and

  • a short essay as to why you would like to be a Board member.

Or complete this form to apply.


The Executive Board will approve viable candidates, and the President will appoint them to the Board of Directors.

Please forward this to your network of friends, family, and/or colleagues. Mahalo!

NOTE: As an Executive Board member, you must be a member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in order for our non-profit organization to stay in good standing as an affiliate. Please visit NCTM's Membership webpage for details.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022-2023

President Dr. Gretel S. Sia

Gretel Sia has been a math instructor at Honolulu Community College for four years. Over this period she has taught a wide range of courses including college algebra, statistics, precalculus, and applied calculus. Her experience teaching math spans more than 30 years. She also has a background in law having practiced law in the Philippines and having earned her Masters of Law degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is interested in student success and the conceptual approach of teaching mathematics.

Vice-President

This position is currently vacant.

Vice-President Elect

This position is currently vacant.

Recording Secretary

This position is currently vacant.

Treasurer Dr. Michael P. Ida

Michael is a National Board Certified Teacher who has been teaching at Kalani High School for the past twenty-five years where he has taught classes ranging from General Math to Advanced Placement Calculus, and continues to serve as Department Head, Oahu Mathematics League team coach, and National Honor Society advisor. He is currently a member of NCTM as well as the Mathematical Association of America, American Mathematical Society, and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He has also served as secretary and treasurer for his church’s parish vestry and is honored to have the privilege of supporting his colleagues and fellow educators through an organization which we can truly call our own, and through which we have the potential to improve not only the lives of our students, but the dignity of our profession and the stature of the mathematical sciences as well.

Four-Year College Director

This position is currently vacant.

Two-Year College Director Jody-Lynn Storm

Jody-Lynn has taught mathematics at Windward Community College for the past 12 years, and have served as HCTM Secretary for the past 3 years. As an HCTM member she has taken full advantage of the professional development opportunities provided and is honored to continue to serve this wonderful organization in its continued support of Hawaii’s educators.

High School Director

This position is currently vacant.

Middle School Director Kathryn Parsons

Katy (as she likes to be known as) is currently the 8th Grade Math Teacher and Department Head at Jarrett Middle School. With over 8 years of experience working for the DOE she believes in a hands-on project based Debate Math approach with the student including teaching "in the wild" outdoors and utilizing technology to enhance learning. Katy also represents her staff as the head faculty rep for HSTA for the last 3 years. Currently, she is working on her National Board Certification in Middle Level Mathematics and writing her Dissertation in Educational Technology and enhancing mathematical teaching practices for SPED and ELL students. Previously, she worked at Roosevelt High School as a freshman Algebra I teacher. Katy has been a member of NCTM and HCTM for many years and hopes to contribute anyway she can this year to continue building a stronger math community!

Elementary School Director

This position is currently vacant.

Membership Director

This position is currently vacant.

NCTM Representative Dr. Michael P. Ida

Michael is a National Board Certified Teacher who has been teaching at Kalani High School for the past twenty-five years where he has taught classes ranging from General Math to Advanced Placement Calculus, and continues to serve as Department Head, Oahu Mathematics League team coach, and National Honor Society advisor. He is currently a member of NCTM as well as the Mathematical Association of America, American Mathematical Society, and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He has also served as secretary and treasurer for his church’s parish vestry and is honored to have the privilege of supporting his colleagues and fellow educators through an organization which we can truly call our own, and through which we have the potential to improve not only the lives of our students, but the dignity of our profession and the stature of the mathematical sciences as well.

Newsletter Editor Kathryn Parsons

Katy (as she likes to be known as) is currently the 8th Grade Math Teacher and Department Head at Jarrett Middle School. With over 8 years of experience working for the DOE she believes in a hands-on project based Debate Math approach with the student including teaching "in the wild" outdoors and utilizing technology to enhance learning. Katy also represents her staff as the head faculty rep for HSTA for the last 3 years. Currently, she is working on her National Board Certification in Middle Level Mathematics and writing her Dissertation in Educational Technology and enhancing mathematical teaching practices for SPED and ELL students. Previously, she worked at Roosevelt High School as a freshman Algebra I teacher. Katy has been a member of NCTM and HCTM for many years and hopes to contribute anyway she can this year to continue building a stronger math community!

Webmaster/Social Media Manager
Keith Ishihara

Keith Ishihara has been teaching for almost three decades in Hawai‘i public schools as a Secondary Education Mathematics teacher. He has been a middle school Broadcasting, Media Production, and Yearbook teacher. He currently teaches Mathematics at Waipahu Intermediate School (and as Math Coach for his first two years there). He was formerly the Middle School Director for Hawaii Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Historian

This position is currently vacant.

Student Representative

This position is currently vacant.

Board of Directors 2021-2022

Mahalo to the 2021-2022 Board of Directors for all of your years of service helping Hawaii Mathematics educators and students!

Dr. Gretel S. Sia (President)

Amanda Zerr (Recording Secretary)

Dr. Michael P. Ida (Treasurer, NCTM Representative)

Jody-Lynn Storm (Two-Year College Director)

Kathryn Parsons (Middle School Director, Newsletter Editor)

Keith Ishihara (Webmaster/Social Media Manager)

HISTORY & HIGHLIGHTS