Over the course of 8 years in the classroom, I taught Pre-Algebra (7 years), 5th grade math (1 year), Honors Pre-Calculus (1 year) and Algebra (summer school). I have worked with LearnZillion as both a DreamTeam member to create videos on ratios and as a math content coach to supervise the creation of videos (6 - 8) and task lessons (6-8). My passion is creating engaging, flexible materials that teachers can use in multiple ways to help students practice skills, enhance understanding, and explore new concepts.
My teaching style started as a mirror of my own education, which was primarily I do - we do - you do. Over the years, I grew to embrace inquiry tasks as a way to expand my students' critical thinking and mathematical problem solving. I've experimented with a flipped classroom set up to target basic math skills and stations to differentiate instruction. I love having discussions with students about various ways to approach a problem and a guiding question I ask my students daily is "what mistakes did you make that we can learn from?"
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M.Ed - Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Mathematics from George Mason University BA - English from the College of William and Mary
I am currently taking a year off from the classroom to be a stay-at-home mom to my beautiful baby girl as our family relocates.