I homeschooled my two oldest children and they both earned full-ride academic scholarships, one of which was a National Merit Scholarship and later a Barry Goldwater Scholarship. I have taught Algebra I, II, Geometry, and Pre-Algebra courses for the last five years. During this time I have exceeded the state AYP percentages for my students each year in this Title I district which has a high population of ESL and ELL learners.
I start with the "big idea" for those who are strong conceptual learners, then break down the "big idea" into concrete/visual steps or smaller ideas. I have a flipped classroom where I create and publish mini-videos a few days before we begin a topic then use class time for students to complete necessary practice and have small-group tutoring sessions.
Recognized by area supertintendents for my students' high test results.
Beginning an M.S. Math Education 2013 B.A. Psycholgy, Seatte Pacific University 1991
I owned a behavioral health agency working with children and adults who were diagnosed with mental illness. I served children in the classroom and each student I served made measureable progress in both academics and in self-regulating behaviors. I switched careers to teaching when I decided I could have more of an impact on behavior in a classroom if I was the teacher, rather than a professional working with one student in the classroom. I love numbers, patterns, behavior of how numbers relate to each other.........I love the math!