Wheeler High School’s Dr. Nickey Ice recently joined an elite group of mathematics educators when she accepted the Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Gladys Thomason Award for demonstrating significant service to improving mathematics instruction at a local, state, and national level. Only three Cobb Schools teachers have earned the Gladys Thomas Award since its inception in 1972.
Dr. Ice started teaching mathematics in 1987. In addition to her extensive time as a high school teacher, her teaching career includes time as a graduate teaching and research assistant at the University of Georgia and assistant professor at Kennesaw State University. She returned to teach at her high school alma mater, Wheeler High School, in 2014.
Dr. Ice, the current treasurer of the Georgia Council of Teachers and Mathematics, is also a published author in such publications as the Nano Letters and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics News Bulletin.
Wheeler’s AP Calculus teacher has presented nationally and consulted for the Georgia Department of Education in furthering the Georgia mathematics standards. She also consulted for the Southern Regional Educational Board and conducted workshops for teachers.
Previous Cobb Schools recipients of Gladys Thomason award include 2013’s Peggy Pool from Palmer Middle School, 2012’s Debbie Poss from Lassiter High School, and 2003’s Dottie Whitlow, a former Cobb Schools mathematics supervisor.