2015 Recipient: Julie Theoret
Julie Theoret has taught mathematics at JSC since 2008 and is an advisor to students majoring in interdisciplinary studies as well as mathematics.
She is passionate about helping students who struggle with mathematics and feels that supporting her students and helping them succeed in her classes is the most important part of her job. She loves teaching at a small college where she can get to know students outside of the classroom; she is the sole faculty member in the JSC Chorale.
A longtime instructor with the Vermont Mathematics Initiative — a statewide professional-development program that supports standards-based mathematics instruction at the elementary and secondary levels — Julie has also assisted Vermont’s Agency of Education with updating the mathematics requirements for elementary education licensure.
Through her work with the VSC Faculty Federation, she collaborates with students, faculty and staff to advocate for legislation that would increase the state appropriation for higher education in Vermont.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Vermont (1993) and a master’s degree in mathematics and doctorate in non-associative algebra from the University of Virginia (1997, 1999).
Julie lives in Hardwick, Vermont.