Phil Wesson of Sheridan High School won an award for math teaching at the Southern Regional Education Board conference at Nashville, Tennessee, recently.

Wesson was named the Outstanding Math Ready Teacher. At Sheridan, he has taught Math Ready for two years.

“Whether working with students or teachers, Wesson says the number one takeaway from Math Ready is the effectiveness of collaborative learning,” according to a news release.

Each summer Wesson facilitates Math Ready instruction for teachers in Arkansas, Mississippi and South Carolina.

“My students’ math understanding and reasoning skills have improved by having to use different math concepts to solve multi-step math problems,” he said.

Wesson was among four educators to receive awards.

“These Southern Regional Education Board awards recognize outstanding teaching and leadership with SREB Readiness Courses, which help underprepared students succeed in high school and postsecondary studies,” according to the release.

The winners were honored at SREB’s Readiness Courses Institute at Nashville.