Thanks for stopping by! I have thirteen years of teaching experience including teaching mathematics to middle school and high school students, as well as, in more recent years, serving as a "Math Coach/Specialist", working with hundreds of students and their teachers in one of Pennsylvania's largest districts. I have recently transitioned to Austin, Texas, where I am teaching 8th grade Pre-Algebra and Algebra I. Check out my blog for up-to-date classroom happenings! mathycathy.com/blog
My high-energy teaching style and desire to keep all students engaged ensures variety in instructional techniques and resources. The resources I create evolve from my students' specific needs and my desire to keep them engaged and excited about mathematics! I hope you see this through the variety of resources I have posted here at TPT!
I recently earned my Master of Science in Education with a 4.0 average. I have been trained in the Success For All Foundation's "Power Teaching"! Does my "Best Female Vocalist" award count? I earned that in the talent show our middle school hosted last year. I have the hand-carved wooden award to prove it! (Thanks to an amazing Industrial Arts teacher!)
I received my Bachelor of Science in Education at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Secondary Education/Mathematics. I received my Master of Science in Education from Wilkes University in Classroom Technology.
Middle school mathematics is what I most love to teach! I started my teaching career working exclusively with 7th graders for 6 years. I also taught SAT Preparation courses through our local Penn State University, and taught at-risk high school students in a Saturday and summer program through Penn State as well. I did quite a bit of private math tutoring with students from grades 6 through 12 over the years. After 3 years as a stay-at-home-mom, I returned to full-time teaching as a math coach/specialist for 3 years, working with teachers and students in 3 middle schools in one of Pennsylvania's largest school districts. I recently moved to Austin, Texas and currently teach 8th graders in my own classroom again. I admit it.... I can't "just" use the textbook! From the start of my career, I have created my own resources based on student need, student engagement, and student motivation, and have shared many of these successful creations here on TPT. Enjoy!