I have 12 years of experience in mathematics education. I have experience as an instructional coach, interventionist and a director of mathematics education. I have built curriculum, assessments and have done extensive research in the common core state standards.
I want to make math easy for students. I develop my lessons to focus on building those foundational skills, so that the more complex skills seem easy for students. Sequencing and conceptual structures are key to the products that I use to teach. My first priority is student engagement. If students are engaged, they will learn.
Teacher of the year for the school district- 2009 Idaho Teacher of the year nomination 2011 Math Teaching Mentor for the University of Arizona 2008-2010 Idaho Teaching Mentor 2011 Math Instructional Coach 2013-Present
BA Secondary Education Political Science, History and Mathematics MED Educational Leadership Ed.D Curriculum and Instruction
I spent 8 years in the USAF as a Bio-Environmental Engineer. It was wonderful to use my math skills in a different setting. I brought many of the math problems that I encountered to my students to solve. They loved being able to use their math is a "real life" setting.
Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, World Language, German, Other (Specialty), Math Test Prep, Statistics, Word Problems, Algebra 2, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core