I have been teaching mathematics for 18 years: 8 years at the middle school level (grades 7 and 8) and 10 years at the high school level (Algebra II).
I love to teach math by appealing to my students' intuition and prior knowledge. I strongly feel that students should not simply be shown how to do algebra problems because of the danger of leaving out the real mathematics they should be learning. I believe that students should be presented with relevant tasks that will lead them to create their own knowledge about the mathematics under investigation.
Juleen Moore Excellence in Teaching Award – KIPP Houston Public Schools (June 2014) Finalist – 2014/2015 Teacher of the Year Award – Houston Chamber of Commerce (June 2015) Harriet Ball Excellence in Teaching Award – KIPP Nation (August, 2015) Teacher of the Year Award – Airforce Association, Houston Chapter (September, 2015)
July 2009 to January 2011 - University of Phoenix, USA Master of Arts in Education (specialty – Curriculum and Instruction) September 1981 to December 1986 – Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria Bachelors of Science in Engineering (specialty in Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Certification in Mathematics (6-12), Texas State Certification in English as a Second Language (ESL)-Supplemental
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