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How to contact me: Use the button! Email via the "contact me" link is best and I'll be sure to respond within 24 hours. Also, feel free to request a face-to-face (we get to do those this year!) during my conference periods which will be Wednesday from 11:45-12:30 and Thursday from 1:15-2:00. My phone extension is x2285 if you'd prefer to call during my conference time.
This is my first year teaching at Tomball Star Academy, and I feel so lucky to have found this wonderful campus in the best district in Texas! Teaching is my second career, but I've been trying to get here since 2006 when I got my Masters in Mathematics from Texas A&M University. My prior life was in engineering which began with my Bachelors Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001, after which I immediately moved to Houston and have been a Texan ever since.
I began teaching at Lone Star College in 2007 as an adjunct while I had a couple of kiddos (now 14 and 12 years old) and worked part time as a consultant in the oilfield. In 2017, I began teaching at the high school level, so this is my 5th year teaching high school math.
About my classes:
I'll be teaching two sections of Geometry and supporting Dual Credit students in Business Math, Statistics, Trigonometry and Calculus. This spring, I also have some Student Leadership sections (a Freshman elective).
My philosophy on math learning:
I hope all my students will see how much fun math and logic are to play with! There are so many ways to access math and make sense of the concepts, especially in Geometry but at all levels. Never be afraid to make mistakes, because the best learning comes every time you realize you were wrong and haven't found a path that works YET. My job is to give you the confidence and the tools to know that you WILL understand and be able to do math at a high level - my classroom is a safe place to try out your developing reasoning skills and ask as many questions as you want to. Math is my passion, and I hope that rubs off on every one of you!