During college I worked as a Mathematics tutor for middle, secondary, and college level students. Since I graduated from college in 2008 with a License to Educate, I have taught Mathematics at the middle, secondary, and college levels to sighted and visually impaired students. I have served as a Lead Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Department Head, Head of a Mathematics Curriculum writing team, and as a member of the writing panel for my state's Mathematics Standards. I previously taught secondary mathematics in a public school setting. After five years in public school, I transferred to teach 7th - 12th grade mathematics to visually impaired students at my state's public school for the blind. Currently, I am the assistant principal at my state's public school for the blind.
In my classroom, textbooks are rarely used. I prefer to design Mathematics lessons that are creative and have relevant real-world components. My students learn through discovery and collaboration in order to help them develop their critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
Teacher of the Year for my school Teacher of the Year for my district
2003 - 2005 I attended Greenville Technical College before transferring to Converse College where I majored in Mathematics and minored in Secondary Education. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and a License to Educate. I returned to Converse College in 2011 as a graduate student in order to study Education with an emphasis on Secondary Mathematics, and I earned a Master of Education Degree in 2013. I am currently work on my Ed.S in Administration and Supervision at Converse College. I intend graduate in May 2020.
I enjoy creating Mathematical Art. My media are Photography, Jewelry, and Data Visualization. I have a Mathematics blog which has free downloadable Mathematics activities and resources that I have created (http://MistressOfMath.com).