Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


National math award goes to Marist School faculty member

Published September 21, 2017

ATLANTA—Marist School mathematics teacher Rand Wise has received the Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished Teaching in Middle School and High School for his work with the American Mathematics Competitions program, which is sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America.

The Edyth May Sliffe Award is given annually to approximately 20 teachers in the United States. The award recognizes math teachers for their commitment to encourage young people to experience mathematics by teaching them to solve interesting problems.

Wise will be formally recognized as a Sliffe award recipient next August during the Mathematical Association of America MathFest conference in Denver, Colorado.

Wise has taught math at Marist School since 2014. In addition to coaching Marist’s math and academic teams, he is a recent runner-up contestant on NBC’s “Jeopardy!”