I have been teaching for several years in an urban high school in Indianapolis, IN. In recent years, I have been teaching Honors Pre-Calculus and 2nd year Algebra. Our school is an IB school in which inquiry-based lessons are encouraged.
I like activities for my students that help them to "feel" the mathematics - hands on, project based, inquiry, group work, modeling, graphing calculator.
Selected by peers as school Impact teacher. Recently, my colleague and I received a grant to buy a quadcoptor drone. We have been working on ways to incorporate drone technology and applications into our PreCalculus curriculum.
BS and MS degrees in Mathematics Education from Indiana University.
I have presented at NCTM regional conferences and ICTM conferences "Mom, We Got to Play in Math Today" "Function, What Are They Good For?". I have been a PLC leader and MYP leader within our school. I represent the Math department at out district wide MYP council. My husband is a teacher of Physics. I have raised an amazing set of twins who are just launching their careers and am the proud step mother of another set of twins. Seven years ago, I faced the challenge of my life when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. With 6 rounds of chemo and 6 years of remission behind me, I can really focus on finishing my career in the classroom with care, diligence, devotion. I am excited about this opportunity to share a few of the things that I have learned and created along this 30+ year journey in the classroom.