Welcome to Colonel Smith Middle School!
I am excited you are joining me on a learning journey about mathematics. This is my third year at CSMS and I feel privileged to be part of the Panther family. My path to this point started years ago when I began working with preschoolers. I earned a Master's in Teacher and Teacher Education with an emphasis in Mathematics from the University of Arizona and a Master's in Curriculum Design and Instruction with an emphasis in Technology from Grand Canyon University. Over the years I taught elementary, middle, and high schoolers, as well as graduate level courses at the university. This provides me with a unique understanding of how the standards fit together from year to year.
You are already choosing your own paths too as you navigate through school. Some of you will be mastering 8th grade standards in preparation for high school, while others have taken an alternate route this year to conquer Algebra 1. I am here to help you learn and succeed. I know students learn differently and value you sharing those insights with me. I encourage you to ask questions and seek answers to "why".
I look forward to meeting each of you and the journey we are undertaking.
Be awesome! Be safe!
Make learning your own and own your learning!
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