I have taught math for 11 years in Warren County Schools teaching both in middle schools and in high school. I have participated in several projects that partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation including the Mathematics Design Collaborative. I am a master teacher on Betterlesson.com crafting an entire 8th grade curriculum which is available for free to download. I am also a common core advocate with Achieve the Core. Prior to teaching, I earned a marketing degree and worked in the children's wear division of Fruit of the Loom managing licensed character products.
I try to attain a student centered approach to teaching incorporating small group work into every aspect of my class. Students work daily with partners to discuss math concepts and work through the complexities of mathematics. I also incorporate project based learning in order to give students real world experiences with the application of mathematics. I try not to lecture about how to do math but instead help guide students to make connections between the many skills and concepts that form the discipline of mathematics.
Master Teacher - Better Lesson Excellence in Teaching Award - Campbellsville University
Western Kentucky University Degree Name Master of Arts in Education Field Of Study Principalship Dates attended 2008 – 2011 Western Kentucky University Degree Name Bachelor of Arts (BA) Field Of Study Middle Grades Math Education Dates attended 2003 – 2006 Western Kentucky University Bachelor of Science (BS) Field Of Study Marketing Dates attended 1996 – 2000
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Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Trigonometry, Science, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Professional Development, Statistics, Word Problems, Algebra 2, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, For All Subjects, Engineering