I am currently a high school Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 teacher and an adjunct professor of Developmental Mathematics, but middle school math still has a huge piece of my heart. I spent six years teaching in a rural Title 1 middle school, and the moment I stepped in my classroom, my passion was truly confirmed.
I carefully interpret content standards to outline objectives for lessons and units. As I have heard stated before, the road to success is not always a paved one. I apply this concept to the diverse learners in my classroom and know that they will not all end at the same place simultaneously or by the same methods. Therefore, I consider the early finishers, gifted learners, and those needing remediation. I provide several chances for questions to be addressed and offer tiered assignments to engage learners on a variety of levels. Not only do I connect ideas in the same discipline with each other or with real-world scenarios, but I also use assignments to build character and citizenship. The lessons learned in my classroom stretch beyond the curriculum standards, as I find ways to creatively deliver instruction while adhering to prescribed guidelines.
My score on the Principles of Teaching and Learning (5-9) earned me ETS Recognition of Excellence. I have been named Teacher of the Year for my previous school, and I have a place in the Cambridge Who's Who directory. One of my most honorable accomplishments as an educator is National Board Certification.
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education - Mathematics from the University of South Carolina Aiken. My masters from Columbia College (SC) is in Divergent Learning, which allowed me to explore the needs of at-risk learners. Additionally, I have a doctorate in Instructional Leadership - Higher Education from Argosy University Sarasota.
I reside in Barnwell, SC.