11 years of classroom teaching experience, all in middle grades math. I started my teaching career in Miami Florida with Teach For America. Since then, I have worked at a small charter school in Chicago, and now a large public school in Atlanta.
It is my philosophy to teach students to understand math through exploration and discovery. Once students have a basic understanding of a concept, it is my job to lead them to make connections and develop an understanding of the reasons behind the concepts.
I have received the highest standardized test scores in my school for the past 9 years in a row.
Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Columbia Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: University of Kansas
After attending a math and science conference in Houston in 2008, my philosophy of math education has changed. Since that conference, I have learned to teach my students to understand the meaning behind the mathematical concepts they are learning. I no longer teach easy tricks that can be used to solve mathematical problems, and now lead students to see the hows and whys of each concept.