Other Certificates: Professional Engineering Licenses in NY and NJ; Master of Arts in Mathematics Education (Grades 5 – 12); Georgia’s Teacher Certification, Mathematics 6-12; New Jersey’s Standard Certificate for “Teacher of Mathematics”
Driven by a strong desire to bring my 15 years of experience as a professional engineer into the classroom I constantly strive to learn about each of my students in order to make my lessons relevant to them and instill in them a desire to learn and a high value of a good education.
I firmly believe that all students can learn whatever they are required to learn and that it is my job to meet them where they are and to build upon their prior knowledge by being a facilitator of advancing their knowledge and mastery in the particular subject area. In addition to teaching the required state curriculum standards with fidelity, I seek out ways to make math “fun” and try to incorporate them into my lessons as much as feasible.
Lastly, my goal for my students as they leave my classroom is that they would feel empowered and motivated to the point that they believe that they can do whatever they set their minds to do.
From 1984 – 1989 I attended and The City College of New York (CUNY) New York, NY where I earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree. Following that, from 1991 – 1992 I attended Baruch College (CUNY) New York, NY for postgraduate studies in Business Administration. Then, from 2010 – 2012 I attended Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT, where I earned [online] a Master of Arts Degree in Mathematics Education (5-12).
I have taught 9th and 10th grade math for the past 7 years, 7th grade math for a year before that, and have also taught some 6th and 8th grade math.
I have been an Upward Bound Program Math Instructor (Summer 2012 and 2014). I also play trumpet in the Classic City Band and its Dixieland Band ensemble. In addition, I co-sponsor the Black Student Union at Clarke Central High School and am a community supporter of the Christian Students Club at the University of Georgia. I am also a School Council member of Clarke Central High School and a National Honors Society Faculty Council member at Clarke Central High School.