John Mahoney

Washington, DC | Years Taught: 1970 – Present

John believes that a good teacher builds on success, not failure, and that’s what he tries to accomplish with his students. He endeavors to understand the individual needs of his students, to encourage their talents, and to foster their self-esteem. John says he is a mathematics teacher, but his main role is that of a teacher of high school students. Mathematics is his vehicle for teaching students.

Additional Recognition

  • 2004 • USA Today’s2004 All-USA Teacher Team
  • 2004 • Minor Planet #20324 named Johnmahoney by MIT’s LincolnLaboratory in recognition of mentoring of Banneker senior, who placed 9 the in nationwide Intel Science Talent Search
  • 2004 • Invited to join the Math Forum’s Board of Advisors for Interaction Math and Math Tech
  • 2004 • Invited to 10 the International Congress on Mathematics Education in Copenhagen
  • 2003 • Co-recipient of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Young Epidemiology Scholar’s Teacher Competition National Award
  • 2003-2005 • Invited to Institute of Advanced Study’s Park City (UT) Mathematics Institute’s High School Teacher Program
  • 2003-2005 • Chair of the editorial panel of ON-Math, the NationalCouncil of Teachers of Mathematics Online Journal of School Mathematics
  • 2003-2004 • Exam leader at the Advanced Placement Calculus Reading in Colorado
  • 2001 • Washington Post, Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2001 • Featured in two Washington Post articles
  • 2000 • Radio Shack National Teacher Award
  • 1999 • Fulbright Memorial Fund Award
  • 1997-2000 • Editor: Eightysomething! Texas Instruments’ newsletter for users of graphing calculators
  • 1995-1997 • Clerk (chair) of the Board of Trustees of Sandy Spring (MD) Friends School
  • 1994 • Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching