-20 years teaching experience in schools -interactive and group models as well as individual pace -Montessori Jr HS teacher and then Principal -25 years educational software development -25 years educational manipulative development
Process oriented -- Define the concepts. Show the problem approach. Practice based upon both skill and time mastery. Interactive programs use the three step Montessori process - Show me, Step By Step, and Practice. Worksheet Generators facilitate concept mastery when teacher identifies the area of difficulty.
National Council of Teachers of Mathamatics Speaker at Regional Conferences for five years Developer of "Dinosoft" Series of Educational Software 1988-1995 (Sixteen titles for primary and middle school) Developer of "Algebra Made Easy" Educational Software (Distributed by Brittanica) 1993-1996 Educational Consultant for PARK (Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids) 1995-2002 . Developed and implemented plan for At Risk Students AfterSchool Program in Little Rock, Arkansas
BA from Mundelein College in Chicago followed by MA in teaching the gifted and talented, University of Arkansas, LR, Arkansas Teaching -- Our Lady of Good Counsel School,(Grades 3,5,6). Then Children's House Montessori School - Jr HS teacher and Principal
A mother of 6 and grandmother of 21, I continue to use my family as an observation and testing zone. Many of my grandchildren are homeschooled. One daughter (a physician) and I have been closely collaborating to design, develop and test software for use in schools and for homeschoolers. We have spoken at NCTM conferences and local homeschool workshops. Now, Dr. Chacko and her children have produced their own software as well as instructional homeschool materials, medical and patient education. She and 3 of the oldest boys are now maintaining the website, www.senari.com. Her oldest son is in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M, the second is a National Merit Scholar finalist and has been accepted at Westpoint for the coming school year, and the third is in highschool. They have taken and passed CLEP tests to help defray their future college expenses. The other 4 children span the primary through Jr HS level providing ideas for ongoing development as well as product testing.