I have taught for 13 years, mostly high school math, but some middle school math as well. I have trained teachers, taught a few college courses to educators, and been a mentor teacher. I currently teach in WV (common core standards) at a rural, high-poverty school. We have a small department, so I have six preps a day and do not overlap with my other fellow math teacher. I have to be innovative, organized, and planned.
I'm always trying to create more of a community in my classroom and to get the students talking more about math. I will admit that the first ten years I taught I did a lot of direct teaching, but it wasn't working. I like to create tasks that get students talking, thinking, and creating math without me lecturing to them (or to the wall). I like using humor, popular culture (when appropriate), and integrating technology when it benefits the students.
I was nominated for Teacher of Year for my county after only teaching here for a year and a half.
B.S. in Math Education M.A. in Middle School Education
I am marrying the love of my life November 2016 and we have two beautiful toddlers.