Hello to all parents and students of Olde Towne Middle School!! Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!! I am new to the Madison County School district but not new to the teaching profession. My career began 22 years ago at Heidelberg High School in Heidelberg,MS. After spending 3 years in a high school setting, I moved to Jackson and worked at Carver Middle School in Raymond, MS for 7 years. I spent the last 12 years in the Jackson Public School District, working at Siwell Middle School, Northwest Jackson IB Middle School and Chastain Middle School. This year, my steps were directed to Olde Towne Middle School and I am excited to become a member of the Titan family. I will teach 8th grade math and 8th grade Compacted (Algebra I). I am a proud graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S in Mathematics and Mississippi College with a M.Ed. in Mathematics Education. I have been a National Board Certified teacher since 2004. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns by email at email@example.com or through the Remind app once you have signed up. The Remind information is located at the bottom of the page.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family -- husband, Michael and daughters, Mikalen (9th grade) and Syeira (6th grade). I also enjoy walking/running (mostly walking) and word games.
About the Class
Students will be using a program called CPM this year. “College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM)” was originally an Eisenhower-funded grant program. CPM teaching strategies focus on how students best learn and retain mathematics. Teaching strategies rely on the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and are based solidly on the methodological research in teaching mathematics. The research-based principles that guide the course are:
With this idea in mind, students will be working in groups much of the time. Every group member must participate because every group member is responsible for the mathematics being investigated.REMINDCompacted Math 8th (Algebra 1)Text @gha9a9 to 810108th grade mathText @ak7fb to 81010
- Students should engage in problem-based lessons structured around a core idea.
- Guided by a knowledgeable teacher, students should interact in groups to foster mathematical discourse.
- Practice with concepts and procedures should be spaced over time; that is, mastery comes over time."