Here is the latest example of our great alumni in the Department of Information and Mathematical Sciences here at Messiah College. In the controversial rankings of 4th through 8th grade teachers in New York City, class of 2005 alumna Kelly (Toolan) Hudson is listed as the 10th best mathematics teacher in the city. She’s also the second 8th grade teacher listed. Like all rankings, the methodology is fair to discuss. The methods seemed to be an attempt to model the benefit a teacher gave their students on standardized testing. Other variables were controlled for. While I’m not a fan of basing everything on standardized tests, I do think that this methodology does not take away from the honor that this ranking bestows. Congratulations, Kelly!