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 in and out of a collaborative model. Now I'm teaching 7th grade math in a collaborative model.
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.
My principal has honored me with the Starfish Award for going above and beyond my duties. I have also been awarded Teacher of The Week by current and former students.
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/science 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, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Statistics, Word Problems, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value