I have 30 years of teaching experience. I spent the first 5 years teaching middle school and high school. For the past 25 years, I have been teaching full time at the community college level. My true calling is adult developmental math and teaching non-credit entry level courses. It is such a rewarding experience to be able to help a student conquer their math fears and move forward with math! In 2010, I wrote the entire curriculum for our entry level arithmetic-based class in the format of a work text. Since that time, I have been revising and editing the work text to its current 7th Edition state. The curriculum has been received well and has helped to significantly improve success rates.
I like to keep students engaged and active during class time. Whenever possible, I use hands-on activities to help students discover relationships and make connections between concepts. My goal is to help students develop a positive attitude and gain mathematical confidence.
2013 – 2014 College Faculty Award for Excellence, 2009 Outstanding Faculty Member of the Division of Science and Mathematics, 2006 NISOD Excellence Award for Teaching
I hold both a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics Education
My husband and I are the proud parents of two young women who have recently graduated from college. My family has played a very helpful and supportive role during my years of writing curriculum content and material. They have helped proofread lessons, sampled hands-on activities, and provided valuable feedback information. Words cannot express how thankful I am to have such a wonderful and supportive husband and daughters!
Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, End of Year, Classroom Community