I am in my sixth year of teaching. My certification is in Math grades 7-12. I began teaching in an IB/Magnet High School in Rochester, NY where I taught Precalculus, Computer Programming, and Math A. After 2 successful years, my family moved to Florida where we could enjoy the sunshine year round. For the past 4 years, I have been teaching in a suburban High School in Florida. In addition to teaching Geometry, Algebra, and AP Calculus AB, I co-chair the math department. I am currently working on my National Board Certification.
Currently, I am teaching 3 very different levels of students. In my calculus class, I have typed "fill in" notes that we complete daily. There is a significant homework assignment given each day, and we supplement using the D&S Marketing Book, and George Best's spiral review book. Our primary text book is Larson 7th edition. In my geometry class, I give the students notes on the overhead. Then we complete a review of the lesson worksheet together. There is daily homework. We also have journals to record our thoughts about what we have been reading. We use the Prentice Hall Florida Geometry series. In Algebra IB, my students are low functioning and math is not really their thing. Most of my class is either ESE or ESOL. We move much slower in this class. I use a lot of graphic organizers. We do a topic about every three days, with lots of practice in between. In this class, we use the Glencoe Algebra 1 text.
Teacher of the Month - March 2005 Best AP Calculus Results in the history of RHS - 2005 98% success on 10th grade FCAT - 2006
I earned my BS in Mathematics at SUNY College at Brockport. I became certified to teach Math grades 7-12.
I am a part of the Literacy Team at my high school. I sponsor the Book Club. I am a part of the Leadership Team. I sponsor the class of 2008. I facilitate a teacher's of Geometry group. I tutor after school programs preparing kids for FCAT and SAT.