I will integrate the Common Core Math Standards and Practices for Mathematics and the MYP Mathematics curriculum framework. I will organize the courses around units of study which involve investigations, hands-on learning, reflections, and projects that are designed to highlight the MYP Areas of Interaction central to each unit. I will help and encourage students to communicate mathematically, apply knowledge to real-world applications, investigate patterns and experience mathematical discovery. My goal is that students will spend time building a strong conceptual understanding of mathematics while developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Progress and learning will be reported through standard based grading using the MYP Assessment Criteria.
LMS 2004 - 2005 Teacher of the Year
National Board Certified Mathematics Early Adolescence
Masters in Middle Grades Education with a Concentration in Math
(Appalachian State University)
Mt. Mourne School 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year
I was born and raised in Salem, Virginia where I attended Salem High School. I graduated from Roanoke College in 1995 with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics. I taught for four years at Andrew Lewis Middle School in Salem, Virginia. In 2002, I married my husband, Brian, and moved to Mooresville, NC. I taught for 7 years at Lakeshore Middle School, and I am looking forward to my third year at Mt. Mourne School.