This is my fourth year teaching high school math. I absolutely love my job! I work with struggling students as well as accelerated students, including collaborative classrooms, and I love to see students "get it." When the light bulb comes on for them, it excites me beyond measure! I love creating new fun activities to make math enjoyable and engaging for my students, and I would like to incorporate some type of project-based learning in my classroom in the future.
I teach a lot with guided notes that I give my students, as well as group and partner activities. My students seem to enjoy math more than they ever have. I rarely use a textbook, but supplement with worksheets, puzzles, hands-on activities, simulations, and other materials.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Kentucky University in 2010, with a 4.0 GPA in mathematics. As a high school student, I scored a perfect 36 on the mathematics section of the ACT. I have won state and national awards for mathematics competitions.
I went to a small high school in rural Kentucky called McLean County High School, which is where I teach today! I graduated in 2006 and then headed to Western Kentucky University to major in mathematics. After graduating from WKU in 2010, I started substitute teaching in the high school I graduated from, then began teaching full time in a neighboring school, and completed my Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of the Cumberlands in December 2013.
My husband and I married March 31, 2012, and we have a son, Parker (born July 2013). I love my family, friends, and most importantly, my Savior Jesus who makes all things possible.