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Welcome to my homepage. My classes include Algebra I and Pre Algebra.
I am in my 16th year at the middle school and am looking forward to another great year.
I have included my contact information, 1:1 Pedagogy statement, along with the syllabus for each course.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Our Common Core State Standards:

Mathematical Practices

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.


1:1 Pedagogy Statement

I believe that to prepare students for jobs that have yet to be created, we must incorporate the virtually unlimited power of technology. In an effort to guide students in their learning, there will still be some direct instruction. However, in this ever-increasingly global society we need to allow the students to make the mathematical and real-world connections that are essential for effective problem solvers.


I will be providing students opportunities to use technology in the way that best fits their learning. While I don’t believe that a laptop is the end-all tool, I do think that it will be an invaluable asset to expand the learning for each individual. I will still be doing some direct instruction, but this tool will allow for more dynamic discussions.


After many years of teaching in a more traditional way, I am looking forward to personalizing student learning. Each individual will be given the chance to explore, create, and prove their learning. This is an exciting time in education.