I taught math for 34 years, and after retiring, I now work as a math consultant.
I love using project based learning and the flipped classroom. I love hands-on activities and Singapore model drawing.
I received the Golden Apple award from the Rotary Club. I was the KAIT-TV teacher of the month. I received the Exxon Grant three times. I received the Hewlett-Packard Technology Grant with a value of $31,000 for our school. I won the Arkansas Department of Education Outstanding Teacher Award. I was named the Outstanding Middle Level Arkansas Teacher Award for Mathematical Association of America. I was a finalist for the National Science Foundation Presidential Excellence Award for Excellence. I received the Middle Level Teacher of the Year, Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM). I am a member of ACTM, and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
15 hours above Master’s Degree, Arkansas State University Master of Education in Elementary Education, ASU Bachelor of Science in Education with 25 hours in mathematics, ASU Coursework includes basic math, college algebra, trigonometry, calculus I, math finance, geometry for teachers, and math for teachers I and II.
I love teaching workshops. Some of my favorites are Singapore Model Drawing, NCTM presentation, “Towing the Line with Student Achievement Through Algebraic Thinking,” at St. Louis, NCTM presentation, “Proportional Reasoning Through the Five Curriculum Strands,” Philadelphia, NCTM presentation, “Curriculum Alignment Combined with Coaching Affects Teachers’ Practice,” in San Antonio, and NCTM presentation, “Using Innovative Activities Builds Students’ Achievement,” in Anaheim.