Wow! I can't believe I am already in my sixth year teaching. It seems like yesterday I was playing school in my basement! Throughout the past six years, I have taught 7th and 8th grade math of all abilities from students identified as below average to honors in a variety of setting from rural to urban. For the past three years, I have been working as the 7th and 8th grade math intervention teacher. This means I teach kiddos who need extra math help in order to be successful in their core math class!
I once had someone describe my teaching style as "teacher led, student centered," which I think is the most accurate description I could have. Throughout my teaching, it is clear that I am the teacher, but my students are at the center of my focus. I create lessons with pre-teens in mind; they need to move, have a creative outlet, and feel ownership of their work. My lessons are designed so that students have lots of opportunities to practice what they are learning, with scaffolding and consistent feedback.
I am a published author with NCTM in an article titled, "Connecting the Threads of Area and Perimeter." This is an article I wrote with a college professor that relates area and perimeter to a quilt project. https://www.nctm.org/Publications/Teaching-Children-Mathematics/2014/Vol20/Issue7/Connecting-the-Threads-of-Area-and-Perimeter/
I graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2012 with my Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in math and science.
I am SUPER excited to share these materials with you! I have created many of my own teaching materials since my first year in the classroom. All of my materials have been tested in the classroom by ME- a current teacher :) I hope you find them helpful and useful in your own classroom. Happy Teaching!