Janet Sutorius, an Author of Open Up Mathematics, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Janet Sutorius, an award-winning teacher, mathematician, and a co-author of Open Up High School Mathematics, received the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Don Clark Award for Lifetime Achievement at their annual conference on February 25, 2022.

The Don Clark Award is given in recognition of a substantial contribution to Utah Mathematics or mathematics education over many years at the elementary, secondary, or post-secondary levels.

In 2005, the same organization honored Sutorius with the George Shell Award for excellence in Secondary Mathematics, given to exemplary secondary mathematics teachers who serve as role models for other teachers and students, and who also encourage student achievement.

Sutorius served as a mathematics teacher for 30 years, teaching students how to make sense of and reason about mathematics. She was a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (2009).

You can find Janet presenting often at the NCSM and NCTM conferences and has done so for many years. Her involvement with professional learning includes working with high school math teachers across the nation and internationally. She has been an author of high school mathematics curricula for more than ten years.

She earned a B.S. degree in mathematics and a M.S. in mathematics education from Brigham Young University.

Read her latest post on learning and retention, titled: Durable Learning Means Interrupting Forgetting.