Dr. Stiff was elected president of NCTM for the years 2000-2002. View his inaugural address as president of NCTM, recorded
in Chicago at
the Closing Session
of NCTM’s 78th Annual Meeting.
An important goal of his presidency was to provide clear
leadership pursuant to the values espoused by ''Principles and Standards for
School Mathematics.'' In his first presidential message, he insisted that NCTM
lead the way to achieving
''More and Better Math'' for all students.
Throughout his term as president, Dr. Stiff's President's Messages
shared a vision of what the Council must do in setting ''Higher Standards for
Our Students...and Higher Standards for Ourselves.'' Frequently, that meant
sharing his vision in a