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I am so excited to begin my 3rd year here at Woodlands as a math and special education teacher. This year I am teaching Algebra I, Geometry, Math 7, and Math AIS for grades 7 and 8. I understand that math is a subject that intimidates many students. I love taking concepts that seem complicated and breaking them down so that students can understand them. I teach students strategies and patterns that can help assuage their fears related to numbers. My students will learn that the process of learning can be not only fun, but also relevant and meaningful to their everyday lives.
Last year I founded the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, and talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
I grew up in Maryland (Go Orioles!), studied American studies and film at Carleton College in Minnesota (Go Twins!) before getting my Master's degree in Math and Special Education, and while I have lived in New York for 15 years, I will never, ever be a Yankees fan.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org any time.