Ozarks Technical Community College Mathematics Instructor Melissa Wittmer earned the “Teaching Excellence Award” from the Missouri Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (MOMATYC). The award was presented at MOMATYC’s annual conference held April 7-9 in Union, Mo.
According to the MOMATYC website, the criteria for selection for the MOMATYC Teaching Excellence Award are:
- Instruction effectiveness and student support
- Professional involvement
- Interaction with colleagues
- Service to college
Wittmer has been a full-time mathematics instructor at OTC since 2012. Before joining OTC full-time, she taught mathematics at Parkview High School in Springfield.
Wittmer developed a website called “Math with Melissa,” which provides math instruction for students and resources for teachers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, “Math with Melissa” became a valuable tool for all OTC math students and their instructors.
Since 2017, Wittner has been a board member for the Missouri Community College Association and a member of the OTC Faculty Senate.