My first year of teaching was 7th grade science in Waco, Texas. Then I got married and moved to Virginia, where I taught 8th grade mathematics (pre-algebra) for 7 years. Recently, we welcomed our first child, James Russell, so our family. Now I'm teaching 7th grade math.
I prefer hands-on, discovery learning with lots of discussion, activity, and analysis. My students sit in pairs so they can collaborate together before asking an adult for help.
Our school awards an in-school thing called the Starfish Award for outstanding staff or staff that go above and beyond. I say staff because anyone who works at the school can get it. I was given the Starfish Award.
I graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelors of science in interdisciplinary studies. I am certified to teach grades 4-8 in math and science in Texas. I am also certified to teach grades 6-8 mathematics in Virginia.
I have lead professional development on creating a positive relationship with middle school students. I also created the activities and worksheets we used in our 8th grade math curriculum. Since I now teach 7th grade math, I have a whole new curriculum to develop, as well as the resources that work best for my students.
Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), For All Subject Areas, Statistics, Word Problems, Decimals, Place Value