Hello to all parents and students of Olde Towne Middle School!! Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!! I am excited to begin a new school year. My career began 24 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 12 years in the Jackson Public School District, working at Siwell Middle School, Northwest Jackson IB Middle School and Chastain Middle School. This is my third year at Olde Towne Middle School and I am excited to be 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 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 (11th grade) and Syeira (8th 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 81010or follow this link CCA 8th grade Algebra 18th grade mathText @ak7fb to 81010or follow this link CC3 8th Math REMIND link
- 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."