I am entering my eighth year as a teacher in Columbus, Ohio. My experience is primarily working in high-need schools where student engagement and literacy are a great need. To compensate, I have worked to create math projects and activities that are both mathematically rigorous and engaging the students. In my experience I often felt the concepts were lost when I taught other activities that were meant to engage. At the forefront of my work is math rigor that prepares students for standardized tests. In addition to teaching, I also have served as an assistant high school administration and an elementary school principal.
Student engagement by any means necessary. I have taught at an innovative STEM school (where I also served as 9th Grade Curriculum Coordinator) and an International High School (where I serve as Seminar Coordinator), both of which promote cross-curricular collaboration, project-based, inquiry learning.
2011 Award for Professional Leadership (awarded by teaching staff). Nominated for State of Ohio's International Educator of the Year (2013)
I have a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Wright State University and a Master's from Ohio State in Educational Policy and Leadership and I just started the Ph.D in STEM Education
Most importantly I am a husband of 6 years and a father of 2 little ones, Logan (4) and Leah (2). Yes, this pays for the diapers... and the wipes if it's a good month. Check out my blog at www.21stcenturymathprojects.com
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, PreCalculus, Trigonometry, Other (Math), Science, Physics, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Career and Technical Education, Health, Math Test Prep, Business, Statistics, Word Problems, Physical Science, Algebra 2, Decimals, Place Value