All of my former career experiences have prepared me to be a highly skilled educator with a multitude of talents. As a former Engineer and Physicist, I have a strong background in math and technology with the ability to solve and deliver complex content. Experiences as a project manager has also prepared me to manage a classroom within time and budget constraints, set expectations with deadlines and milestones, all while working towards objectives. As a former Education Consultant, I am able to draw from curriculum design experiences in order to develop stellar coursework.
I believe that students demonstrate high level of understanding when they are able to articulate their problem solving approach. In my classroom, students are also challenged with discussion based assessments, error analysis, think-pair-share exercises, flipped classroom activities, and other methods that spark interest and diversify learning experiences. I also enjoy fusing digital technologies into my lessons and creating interactive learning activities. In addition to traditional formative assessments and checks for understanding, students will enjoy digital interactive activities, scavenger hunts, escape rooms, math projects, and other exercises to reinforce learning. Working in both public and private, urban and rural schools, I have gained experience in diverse classroom settings. When creating lessons, I take students’ cultures, backgrounds, levels of knowledge/skills, and learning styles into consideration and provide multiple means of access to materials.
Secondary math subjects have the tendency to intimidate students, however, many have left my classroom feeling refreshed with confidence and a deeper appreciation for the subject. I am very intentional and sincere when connecting with students, and enjoy having a positive impact on their studies. I provide a fun, yet challenging learning environment where they feel comfortable, accepted, and encouraged. I also create a positive experience, full of affirmations and scripture to help students develop a growth mindset. It is my firm belief that learning is achieved through skill development, guidance, and instruction, but more importantly, when students develop self confidence, they are more eager to learn and less intimidated by difficult math content.