Tamaqua graduate receives Hall of Fame teaching award
Carolyn Marchetti was presented the Hall of Fame Award at the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics 61st annual conference at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill on Oct. 18.
Marchetti, a 1985 graduate of Tamaqua High School, was recognized for work dedicated to the teaching of mathematics and the improvement of mathematics education in general.
Marchetti received her bachelor of science degree in secondary mathematics education from Pennsylvania State University in 1989, and in 2002 earned a master's of education in teaching and curriculum. She is currently working on her doctoral of education in educational leadership at Immaculata University.
She is currently employed as program administrator for the Berks County Intermediate Unit in Reading, Pa.
Marchetti worked for the Phoenixville Area School District as supervisor of mathematics and assessment coordinator; for the Abington School District as coordinator of mathematics and science; for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) as a mathematics adviser and for the Upper Dauphin Area School District as a seventh-grade mathematics teacher.
Her professional experiences include the professional development of Teachers K-12 in math and science on instruction, curriculum and assessment. She has worked for PDE to develop assessments and anchors for Common Core Standards, presented workshops on the teaching of standards and taught master's level courses on the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System (SAS). In many of her advisory positions, Marchetti has collected and analyzed data for PSSA results to direct specific curricular assignments and teaching strategies in order to improve student achievement and address achievement gaps.
She directed the Governor's Institutes for Mathematics Educators and was a coordinator for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Other awards she has received are the Outstanding Contributions to Mathematics Supervision Award presented in November of 2010 by the Pennsylvania Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and the Outstanding Contribution to PCTM presented in November of 2010 by the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Marchetti serves as executive secretary for PCTM.