Professor Christine Suurtamm sees the role of the teacher as the critical element in enhancing learning. She has made a significant contribution to university teaching. The impact of her work in the Faculty of Education is significant. She is an exemplary teacher with a remarkable capacity for actively listening to her students. Her courses receive outstanding evaluations from them, inspired as they are by her positive and encouraging approach. Moreover, her outstanding contribution extends to the university community in general. Through her research on mathematics teacher education, classroom assessment and mathematical inquiry, she has contributed to the development of a collaborative approach to teaching, encouraging a culture of inquiry across the Faculty. A consensus-builder, thoughtful and dedicated to teaching excellence, to her students and to her work, Professor Suurtamm has made a lasting impact on education.