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Ames High School - Alternative Learning Program Math Teacher/Coordinator, Credit Recovery and Summer School Coordinator. I am a member of, Quality Instructional Leadership, MTSS Team, and ESL Team. I am a co-sponsor for the Algebra Help Club.
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After graduating from Boone High School, I attended Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Boone for a year, and then transferred to the University of Northern Iowa where I earned my B.A. in Mathematics Education (5-12). I first started teaching at Nevada High School (NHS) in 2004 and was there for two years before going to Boone High School where I taught for two years before budget cuts brought me to Ames High School. While I taught at NHS I was also a teacher at Sylvan Learning Center in Ames. I have been at Ames High since 2008 teaching in the Alternative Learning Program. I have taught; Pre-Algebra, Applied Math I and II, Consumer Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Independent Study/Credit Recovery courses; Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Consumer Math. I am also an Instructor at DMACC.

I am a member of the Ames Education Association, Iowa State Education Association, National Education Association, the Mathematical Association of America, Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, School Administrators of Iowa, and Association of School Superintendents. In 2012 I earned my masters degree from Viterbo University in Educational Leadership, with an endorsement in PK-12 Principalship / Special Education Supervisor and Evaluator(New).

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