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 Education 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.
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