I am going to be starting my 7th year of teaching for the 2017-2018 school year. I have taught at the 5th grade level, middle school level and high school level.
I am a very laid back and witty teacher that holds the bar high for all of my students and never bring it down. I believe in a strong classroom management strategy before starting to teach for the year. I love to get students up and moving and showing them how they use everyday math. I know my content very, very well which benefits my students when they ask questions. It is not enough for me or my students to just use a formula. I like to explain why and how it works or help them figure it out on their own.
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I scored very high in math in middle and high school but was put in the average classes where I was not challenged. Luckily, a friend pushed me in class to pursue a math degree and a million years later, here I am with a B.A. in Mathematics! I am currently working on getting a Masters in Science with a 5-12 Physics endorsement.
I was born and raised in Ohio. Played softball at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina (ahh the life of being 9 hours away from parents!) and then eventually matured and decided to graduate from The Ohio State University (yes, it is THE, says so on my diploma hehe). I taught right out of college (although I was a young and definitely mature 27 year old ;)). I lasted four years and thought maybe this isn't for me. I took on tackling the housing title industry with my mother and then realized, this is too redundant and I am not doing anything to change the world. So I followed a guy to Colorado and now I am teaching in Colorado (minus the guy). I love it! I am so happy I came back to the profession and can't wait to see what a difference I can make.