I have been teaching for 18 years. The last 14 years have been on the high school level teaching mathematics. I have also taught College Algebra and Statistics.
To be honest, I don't have one teaching style. I use a variety of methods in order to reach my students. It just depends. I do believe all willing students learn. Unwilling students are the challenges we as teachers face. I'm just not the type of teacher to give up on them. I want to be the teacher they need and continue needing in their lives as they move on in the world. It's always a pleasure to hear from my previous students.
Master Math Teacher Teacher of the Year 2008 Teacher of the Year 2015
I began college full-time in 1999 with two small children. (Aaron 2, Lucas 4 months) I took 52 hours that year. It really seems like a blur looking back. I finished my Bachelors in August of 2000 with an emphasis on Early Childhood. My first job was Special Ed in grades Pre-K through 8th. I moved out of Special Ed into 3rd grade. (not my favorite year) Doing so provided me the opportunity to gain my Masters in Public School Mathematics in 2006. I kept going and earned my Principal's certification. I believe I'm two courses short of my Masters in Mathematics.
I have been married to the love of my life for 23 years. Lee and I have three boys. Aaron is 21, Lucas is 19, and Samuel is 16. We also have 2 dogs, Dixie and Denim, two cats, KitKat and Smokey, two Bearded dragons, Toothless and Rigel, and some fish. We enjoy fishing and remodeling stuff. I personally enjoy watching hummingbirds and other wildlife and photography outside of teaching mathematics.