I was born in Minden, Nebraska the home of Pioneer Village and also called the Christmas City. During the Christmas season the courthouse is decorated with 100,000's of lights and a pageant is put on Sundays. Graduated from MHS in 1982 and started my academic future. I have worked in the automotive industry, all phases, in a new car dealership. Had a major life decision and decided to get my teaching certificate and do what I've always wanted to do, teach! This summer (2018) I packed up my belongings and moved from Kearney to Mullen to become the High School Math Instructor.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Physics, Cum Laude, from the University of Nebraska- Kearney. I then studied at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina in Nuclear Engineering. Received my Teaching Certification through UNK and then in December 2019 I earned a Master's Degree in Education. Currently I am enrolled through Wayne State College working towards a mathematical teaching masters degree so I will be able to teach dual credit classes in person.
I would say that my main idea on teaching a subject like math is to keep the students engaged in the class and wanting to learn. I will delay modules until I feel that they are ready to move on to the next section, because math concepts are stepping stones towards the next concept. Math is more than learning Algebra through Calculus but learning to think, how to think and process their way to a solution no matter what the problem may be.
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