This is my 5th year teaching math. I started out teaching Algebra and Geometry in a high school outside Boston, MA, and now I teach Middle School and I love it! I used to be an accountant, but I realized that my true passion is being part of academia and the school community.
My goal each day is to make mathematics accessible to every student. I teach math completely differently from the way I learned it. I spent my time in math class memorizing rules and processes. Math is completely different from that now. I want my students to be able to reason through problems and make educated decisions about their answers. I always ask my students to explain their thinking, either in words, diagrams, or models.
I recently completed my K-8 Math Specialist certification.
I graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA with a B.S. in Accounting. After three years in the business world, I decided that I really wanted to help people, to teach, and to plan a few proms in the meantime. I went back to school for my Masters, and graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA with a Masters of Arts in Teaching. In my five years as a teacher, I have also attended many interesting professional development sessions, the most gratifying recently being a Flipped Classroom workshop and my 2 years spent with my cohort for the Math Specialist certification.
In addition to planning lessons, I'm also planning a wedding! I love to run, golf, cook, try new recipes, and travel.
Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Math Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Statistics, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Decimals, Place Value, Tools for Common Core