Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Special Education and Rehabilitation MEd in Administration and Supervision Standard Elementary Education Certificate, grades 1-8 Principal Certificate Middle Grades Mathematics Endorsement, grades 7-8 Structured English Immersion Endorsement, grades K-12
Welcome to 5th grade, mathematicians and families! This is my first year at West Wing as a teacher, though my own children have been fortunate enough to attend our A+ school for the past three years. I cannot even begin to express how thrilled I am to be back in the elementary classroom teaching my favorite subject! I come to you from Arizona State University, where I have taught math methods courses to future elementary, special education, and early childhood teachers for the past five years. Prior to that, I was a middle school assistant principal, a math coach for K-8 math teachers, and a third and first grade math and science teacher.
As your math teacher, I will collaborate with you to continue to grow and develop your thinking, problem solving, and reasoning skills while encouraging your love of math. I believe that every student should have access to rigorous math learning, and I will always urge you to stretch yourself so that you become the best 5th grade math student that you can be.
“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.”
- William Paul Thurston