I am currently in my seventh year of teaching (five in the state of Delaware and two in the state of Pennsylvania). This year I am teaching Foundations of Algebra, Algebra 1A and Algebra 2. In the past, I have also taught Financial Algebra, Pre-calculus, Algebra 1 and all levels of "Integrated Math" (in Delaware) which equates to the traditional courses of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Pre-calculus.
I enjoy using guided notes to help my students learn new concepts, then structuring lessons so students have the opportunity to complete independent practice. This allows me to address their individual needs. I try to incorporate interactive/hands-on activities and assignments where I can in the curriculum.
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I earned my undergraduate degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Penn State University and currently have one semester left in my master's degree program in Teacher Leadership from Walden University. My goal is to someday become a district math instructional/data coach.
I am married to my high school sweetheart and this summer we will be celebrating our sixth wedding anniversary. We have a three-year-old black lab-pitbull mix named Pippin who we rescued when he was just eight weeks old. We are also excitedly awaiting the arrival of our first child at the end of April 2018!