The Academy uses a "blended learning" model for mathematics instruction. Student learning integrates a variety of activities including technology, note taking, hands-on activities, online math practice, in-class practice individually and in small groups, homework, formative and summative assessments, and project-based products.
Students should expect to complete 20-30 minutes of math homework each day (Monday through Thursday). Homework may include viewing video or other online resources, taking notes, online quizzes, projects, work not completed in class, reviews for assessment, and more traditional homework practice assignments. Students claiming to have "no homework" on a week night should be reviewing the completed assignments in their math notebooks to prepare for upcoming assessments. Summative assessments will take place at the end of each unit. Students will also complete one to two quizzes over recent material every week. The focus for instruction is development of higher order thinking skills (HOTS) and mastery of each learning target. Students will be given multiple opportunitites to demonstrate mastery.
I look forward to working with you to ensure your student's success. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. The best time to reach me by telephone is during my planning period (8:35-9:30). You may also email me any time.
Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (2009)
Nova Southeastern University
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (1997)
Western Kentucky University
Associate in Science in Mathematics (1990)
Coastal Carolina Community College
In 1991, I began teaching kindergarten and preschool for the Department of Defense in Okinawa, Japan. Since returning to the United States in 1995, it has been my privilege to teach math at the middle school, high school, and university levels. This is my tenth year at the Academy. Getting to know and work one on one with the students is my favorite part of teaching in this setting.