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Helen I. Medley Award

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Dr. Helen I. Medley (1929 - 2017) was an outstanding mathematics teacher that, among other things, inspired Professor Roger Barnard to become a mathematician. She taught him 7th, 8th, and 10th grade mathematics as well as his first year college math course. She was an inspiring teacher who brought him to love mathematics and made a difference in his life in many ways. After obtaining her Ph.D. in mathematics from Case Western Reserve University, she even participated in Professor Barnard's Masters Committee.

Dr. Medley retired from Case Western after 25 years, but remained active in the field until March of 2017, performing technical review of mathematical textbooks and was a preferred colleague to a number of textbook authors and publishers. She was also active in the Kent Presbyterian Church, singing in the choir a number of years, and a servant to her local community, volunteering to deliver bread to Kent Social Services, provider of hot meals to low income residents. She was a decades-long cancer survivor.

To honor Dr. Medley, Professor Barnard established the Helen I. Medley Award for Outstanding Mathematics Teacher, an annual award rewarding outstanding middle and high school mathematics teachers who have made a difference in the lives of their students. Each year, after an extensive selection process, the award recipient and the school receive a plaque honoring their contributions at the Annual Mathematics Awards Banquet at Texas Tech University.

2015 Award Ceremony

Left: Roger Barnard (TTU), Right: Angie Gunter (Idalou High School)

Left: Roger Barnard (TTU), Right: Angie Gunter (Idalou High School)

List of Recent Helen I. Medley Award Winners by Year

Year Name School
2018 Gracie Ruiz Levelland Middle School
2018 Valerie Moore Plainview Christian Academy
2017 Kristi Walker New Home ISD
2017 Patrick West Lubbock High School
2017 Sonya Locascio Idalou Middle School
2016 Alyson Crawford Talkington School for Young Women Leaders
2016 Judy Gholson Smyer High School
2015 Sonya Glass Floydada High School
2015 Angie Gunter Idalou High School
2014 Jennifer Brown Anton ISD
2014 Stacey Michie Talkington School for Young Women Leaders
2013 Daro Harewood Estacado High School
2013 Britni Oaks Dawson ISD
2012 Dennis May Hutch Middle School
2012 Jazmin Medrano Roosevelt High School
2011 Marcie Featherston Plainview High School
2011 Betty Hall Talkington School for Young Women Leaders
2010 Leah Chennault Ropes
2010 C. Cortez Coronado High School
2009 Kevin Chisum Cuthrie
2009 James Pigg Southland
2008 Bill Clopton O'Donnell
2008 Richie Cullins Plains High School
2008 Dorthy Davis Hutchinson Jr. High
2007 Carletta Renfro Tahoka
2007 Julie Wyrick Lubbock High School
2006 Cindy Chapman Whiteface

Helen I. Medley Winners Award by Last Name

Name School
Karol Albus Whitharrell High School
Susie Alexander Plains Junior High School
Russell Arendell Ralls High School
Connie Avery Hutchinson Junior High School
Stephanie Barrett Muleshoe High School
Evelyn Bowen Coronado High School
Julie Brantley Coronado Junior High School
Jennifer Brown Anton ISD
Julie Bumbaugh Lubbock High School
Joe Cain Evans Junior High School
Cindy Chapman Whiteface High School
Leah Chennault Ropes
Kevin Chisum Cuthrie
Lori Cleveland Kress Junior High School
Bill Clopton O'Donnell
C. Cortez Coronado High School
Alyson Crawford Talkington School for Young Women Leaders
Richie Cullins Plains High School
Dorthy Davis Hutchinson Jr. High
Dollie Driver Coronado High School
Donnie Dutton Anton Junior & High School
Marcie Featherston Plainview High School
Orville Fox Monterey High School
Judy Gholson Smyer High School
Sonya Glass Floydada High School
Angie Gunter Idalou High School
Betty Hall Talkington School for Young Women Leaders
Carrie Lee Franklin Levelland High School
Kim Giles Levelland High School
Daro Harewood Estacado High School
Deral Head Rankin High School
Cathy Hodges Frenship High School
Sonya Locascio Idalou Middle School
Nancy Lewis Plainview High School
Lucy Lozano Estacado Junior High School
Paulette Manning Plainview High School
Dennis May Hutch Middle School
Jazmin Medrano Roosevelt High School
Patsy McCain Littlefield High School
Kristi McCrummen Ropes Junior High School
Danny McNabb Ropes High School
Stacey Michie Talkington School for Young Women Leaders
Valerie Moore Plainview Christian Academy
Britni Oaks Dawson ISD
Neoka Perez Lubbock High School
James Pigg Southland
Joe Porras Cavazos Junior High School
Carletta Renfro Tahoka High School
Gracie Ruiz Levelland Middle School
Randy Stutes Petersburg Junior High School
Ann Thompson Lubbock High School
Coie Trager Morton High School
Kristi Walker New Home ISD
Becky Weatherly Monterey High School
Patrick West Lubbock High School
Robin Whitehead Whiteface ISD
Kent Winter Mathews Junior High School
Doyce Wright New Deal High School
Julie Wyrick Lubbock High School

Donations

Contribute to the Helen I. Medley Outstanding Teacher Award Fund

Contact Information

For more information regarding the Helen I. Medley Outstanding Teacher Award, please e-mail math.dept@ttu.edu or call the TTU Department of Mathematics & Statistics at (806) 742-2566.

Selection Committee

Roger Barnard

Dr. Roger Barnard
Award Founder, Committee Chair

Brock Williams

Dr. Brock Williams
Committee Member

Levi Johnson

Levi Johnson
Committee Member

Department of Mathematics & Statistics