I taught for 22 years, fifth and sixth grade, both self-contained and math/science. I have mentored new teachers for several years - so much fun and so rewarding!
I believe that "children must hold math in their hands before they can hold it in their heads". I strive to maintain a needs-driven, hands-on, student-engaged classroom.
I've presented at the state level at NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics, been selected Teacher of the Year, been selected Elementary Math Teacher of the year, helped translate the 5th grade math Common Core Standards for our district, and continue to facilitate regular professional development meetings on CCSS.
Graduated from The University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). Attended Sandhills Community College
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