Hello, My name is Scotty Bratcher. I’m happily married to mybeautiful wife, Melinda with two children. This is currently my 19th year in the teaching profession. For the first 8 years of teaching, I taught 4th grade. Over those 8 years, I noticed that my students didn’t know their basic math facts and lacked number sense. 12 years ago, our school was awarded a Mathematics Achievement Fund grant from the Kentucky Department of Education and I jumped at the chance to help struggling students with math as an interventionist. Over the course of 10 years, I have recieved more than 200 hours of focused training in numeracy and early number. I became an AVMR teacher, Math Recovery Intervention Specialist, AVMR Champion, and SNAP facilitator through trainings from US Math Recovery, I have been fortune to be able to work face to face with some of todays’ great mathematics innovators and researchers like Dr. Robert Wright (Math Recovery) and Cathy Fosnot (Young Mathematicians at Work). In addition, I have worked with the Kentucky Center for Mathematics as an interventionist and a professional learning experience facilitator. Lastly, I developed and presented a professional development series for the Grayson County Board of Education. This PD series, Developing Relational Thinkers, contains 5 individual sessions: Structuring Numbers Addition/Subtraction Strategies Higher Decade Addition/Subtraction Conceptual Place Value Early Multiplication
Mathematics should be fun! I teach mostly through interactive games that promote conceptual understanding and fluency.
Selected as a KEA representative on the Kentucky Committee for Mathematics Achievement in 2015.
I attended Western Kentucky University as an undergraduate and also as a graduate in Elementary Education. I completed the requirements for Math Recovery Intervention Specialist as well as becoming a Math Recovery AVMR Champion.
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