I have over 13 years experience teaching high school math. I started my career teaching in Quincy, Florida for 2 years. After that I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina for 3 years. I tried it back home where I grew up in Juneau, Alaska for 2 years. After leaving Alaska, I moved back to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where I taught for 4 years and I was the department chair for the last 3 years. I taught in Clarksville, TN for 2 years and was a Level 5 teacher my final year there. I am currently in Juneau, AK working on my Masters in Mathematics Education, K - 8. I am not currently teaching, but I am still working with youth at a residential youth facility.
Each school that I have taught in has been considered a "low performing" school and I have always worked with students that come in lacking prior knowledge and the motivation to be successful. I create and use a lot of activities and games that help keep my students engaged. A co-worker of mine calls me, "The Game Queen."
I was a Level 5 teacher for the 2011-2012 in Tennessee, with some of the highest scores in Algebra 2 for the school district (which included my inclusion class)
I graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1994. I attended Florida State University and earned my Bachelors degree in December 2008 for Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics Education (6-12). I am currently working on my masters from the University of Alaska Southeast in Mathematics Education, K - 8.
I love teaching and I have always been able to make connections with my students and peer teachers. I hope that you enjoy my activities, worksheets, tests, and anything else.