The GRCTM is the local professional organization for mathematics teachers. It holds regularly scheduled meetings featuring invited keynote speakers along with numerous concurrent sessions where local mathematics teachers and educators give presentations, often in teams. John Berglund in the department served as long-term editor for The Great Circle, the newsletter of the professional organization. Joy Whitenack in the department serves on the GRCTM Board of Directors. The annual Lucien T. Hall Award for Distinguished Service in Mathematics Education has been awarded to department members Michael Lohr, John Berglund, Reuben Farley, and Bill Haver. Bill Haver has also received the statewide William C. Lowry Award as Outstanding Mathematics Teacher given by the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics.