CHARMCO, W.Va. (WVDN) – The West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics announced that Jerry Pomeroy, a retired teacher who spent most of his career at Greenbrier West High School, has been named as the 2023 recipient of the organization’s Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding work in mathematics education.
This award, nicknamed “The Chair,” is the most prestigious award granted by the council and is presented to an individual who has performed exemplary service statewide in mathematics education. The award was made at the meeting of the WVCTM on March 17.
In addition to his classroom teaching, which spanned more than 30 years, Pomeroy was a Project MERIT trainer on Professional Learning Communities, Balanced Assessment and Learning Styles. He also field tested and implemented many state projects, including Algebraic Thinking Toolkit, Fostering Geometric Thinking, Dynamic Classroom Assessment and Algebra for All.
A colleague wrote, “He is always ready with a hands-on activity or a real-world application.”
Pomeroy received a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University Institute of Technology and a master’s degree from Marshall University. His wife, Judy, was also a mathematics teacher. They raised two sons and now have two granddaughters.