I am currently serving Springfield students and teachers as the Elementary Numeracy Coordinator at Springfield Public Schools in Springfield, MO. This is my first year having a K-5 focus as I served in the same role for the past 3 years serving K-12.
Prior to this role, I spent many years in Title One schools serving as a K-5 Numeracy Coach, a Math Recovery Intervention Specialist, and a classroom teacher. I absolutely love what I do and feel very fortunate to get to work with such amazing teachers and students every day. I am very passionate about professional learning and the role it plays in student achievement.
I have a B.S. in Elementary Education, an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from Missouri State University.
I have two boys, whom I love dearly! We have a dog named Isengard.
I love to paint, create (especially 3 Act math tasks), support teachers, and teach math. Finding new ways to engage students in mathematics through problem based learning, inquiry, and open tasks are passions of mine. I am also very passionate about providing equitable teaching and learning experiences for students and teachers. Other things I love are tree hugging, advocating for clean oceans, sea turtles, and science fiction!
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