I am in my twelth year of teaching, and my fourth here at Utica. I am a graduate of Utica High School. I have had the luxury of teaching Math, Science, and Social Studies in South Carolina for 8 years covering grades 6-8. I am looking forward to an exciting and fun year.
I believe communication is the key as well as all around support from parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and administration will help the child grow in both school and in life. The transitioning from elementary to a middle school can be a big adjustment for the child. I will try to make it as easy as transition for the child as can be. The child will also need to be willing to work hard and give me their best effort!
"The photo is my 7th grade school photo"
Course Goals: Math
Promote interest and understanding of numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability.
Relate and apply mathematical concepts to real-world situations
Increase students’ confidence in their math abilities and cooperative learning skills.
Grading: I use a Standard based grading system in which it more accuarately reflects the students abilities at the time of assessment.