MURFREESBORO — An MTSU doctoral student who was chosen Teacher of the Year for the Middle Tennessee grand division will be the guest on the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Kyle Prince will air from 5:30-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, and from 8-8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
The Tennessee Department of Education bestowed the honor upon Prince Sept. 24 at a banquet in Nashville. Prince, an algebra II teacher at Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro, is pursuing his doctorate in math education at MTSU.
With Prince’s title comes appointment to the state’s Teacher Advisory Council, a group of 12 teachers who meet quarterly to discuss ideas for improving education in Tennessee and hosting roundtable discussions with other educators from around the state.
When it comes to capturing the interest of students who find math impossibly challenging, Prince said, “I really think it just comes down to finding an interest of theirs that relates to some piece of mathematics that you’re doing … and then showing them how it’s used in the real world in whatever career they go into.”
In addition, Prince has received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics from the National Science Foundation.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to http://www.mtsunews.com and click the “more” link under “Audio Clips.”
For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.