Degrees and Certifications:
BA Sociology/Ethnic Studies - University of Texas MA Special Education - UMSL SPED Mild to Moderate Cross Categorical K-12 Middle School Math 5-9
8th Grade Mathematics
I have been in education since 2003 where I began my journey as a teacher right here in St. Louis Public Schools. I have a Bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin (GO LONGHORNS). Later, I persued a Master's degree in special education from UMSL and finished in 2006. I am a bit of a wanderer and my free spirit led me to teach for about eight years out of the country (4yrs South Korea/ 4yrs United Arab Emirates). However, my heart brought me back to my hometown and back to SLPS. I began as a Special Educatio teacher, but math has always been my passion. I decided two years ago to change my focus from SPED to math and I absolutely love it!
When I'm not at Busch with my wonderful students, I spend time with my super cute French Bulldog Gizmo. I am also continuing my education as I am currently enrolled at UMSL finishing up my first year in an Education Specialst program for education administration.
Distance Learning Expections
Hello Busch Middle School parents and students. Here is some helpful information to help you understand the expectation process...
My virtual office hours will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-2pm. Students will be able to contact me live and get feedback. We can video through teams (there will be at least two Busch teachers on video calls).
*****ALL EMAILS SENT TO ME MUST HAVE STUDENT'S FIRST AND LAST NAME IN THE SUBJECT LINE
*Quizzes will be posted at the beginning of each week, but are not due unitl Friday (any Time). You will show your work, box your answers, take a picture and email it to me as an attachment. You may send it with Do Now/Exit Ticket or by itself. Quizzes are worth 10 points
* Students will get 10 points per week for participation by submitting all assignments (This will sometimes include completeing math projects at home)
*50 points possible per week (15 Do Now/Exit Ticket, 15 IXL assignment, 10 Quiz, 10 Participation)
***If a student needs help with math concepts or assignments, I can be reached by email. If further help is needed, PARENTS may call me to get assistance.
Hotline or students and parents needing social and emotional support, please call 314-345-6900 or email email@example.com
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Eighth grade mathematics is a combination of pre-algebra, inroduction to basic algebra and a small amount of geometry. The topics to be covered throughout the year are as follows...
Chapter 1: Equations
Chapter 2: Tansformations
Chapter 3: Angles and Triangles
Chapter 4: Graphing and Writing Linear Equations
Chapter 5: Systems of Linear Equations
Chapter 6: Functions
Chapter 7: Real Numbers and the Pythagorean Theorem
Chapter 8: Volume and Similar Solids
Chapter 9: Data Analysis and Displays
Chapter 10: Exponents and Scientific Notation