I started my teaching career as a founding teacher at a middle school designed specifically for engaging instruction and college preparation, and it's where I have continued to grow and learn as an educator! I am currently a 5th grade math teacher, but work to meet the needs of all my little mathematicians whether that be 3rd grade, 7th grade, or anything in between! I love reading about math, working on math resources, and doing whatever I can to make math engaging and connect to life outside of the classroom!
Math makes me so excited! Everything about it... the patterns, the connections, the way it builds on what you already know. Everyone can learn and love math! If you were to come into my classroom, you would see students "experiencing" math rather than simply "learning" it. I guess most would call that inquiry-based learning, with lots of investigating, exploring, and questioning. I love using chants and songs to make math even more engaging! Growing confidence and a love of math (and learning in general) inside each and every one of my kiddos is why I teach :)
Rookie Teacher of the Year
B.A. in Elementary Education from High Point University
After spending every minute of a year planning a wedding, I felt lost without something to do, something to create and design. What do I have to be passionate about outside of the classroom? I decided I needed a hobby... well the hubby decided I needed a hobby so he could enjoys his! Being a total math nerd, I thought why not start Mix and Math! So there you have it... Mix and Math was started after a need for a hobby, a nerdy passion for math, and a love of teaching! Now me and my sweet little golden doodle Waldo sit and work on resources for you (and I) to enjoy with the kiddos :)