William Hawkins, who teaches mathematics at Lower Merion High School, is a recipient of the 2020 Edyth May Sliffe Award. This award is bestowed by the MAA American Mathematics Competitions to middle and high school mathematics teachers for their outstanding work to motivate students through participation in the MAA AMC.
Mr. Hawkins is one of 20 teachers nationwide to receive the award.
"MAA AMC is delighted to recognize and support dedicated teachers like these who host our competitions, and most importantly, who encourage their students to develop their mathematical thinking in new ways beyond the classroom," said MAA executive director Michael Pearson. "It is my pleasure to recognize the work and accomplishments of the 2020 Edyth May Sliffe Award winners."
The award was established in 1989 by Ms. Sliffe's estate. She was a high school math teacher in Emeryville, Calif., for 36 years and wanted to recognize the nation's top math teachers for their contributions.
You can watch a video honoring Mr. Hawkins and the other winners here.