I have taught middle school math, including Algebra, for 20 years. I worked in Michigan at Norup Middle School, with the Berkley School District for 8 years. I then taught 2 years in Palo Alto, California at Jordan Middle School. The past 10 years I have taught at Woodland Middle School in Brentwood, Tennessee. I graduated in 1993 from Michigan State University with a degree in Elementary Education, with minors in math and science. I then earned a Master's Degree in Middle School Curriculum at Eastern Michigan University, in 1998.
I try to mix up my activities to reach/teach different learning styles. I am big on using different colors to show my steps, when working out problems or graphs. My former students tell me how helpful this was to their learning of the concepts being presented.
Paul Douglas Teaching Scholarship 1992-1993, Michigan State University Various Math Contest Awards: Math Counts, Interscholastic Math League, Rocket City Math, Math Olympiad, AMC 8, AMC 10 Member of Chi Alpha Mu and math team sponsor at my school. Member NCTM
Grass Lake Schools, Grass Lake Michigan K-12, graduated Salutorian, 1989 Michigan State University, BA 1993, Elementary Education, minors in Mathematics and Science Eastern Michigan University, Masters in Middle School Curriculum, 1998
I live in Nashville, TN. I am married to my wonderful husband, Craig and have two children, Ephie and William.