Hello My Name Is...
I have a Bachelor's in Mathematics and a Master's in Teaching from UW. I started teaching 7th grade math at Poulsbo Junior High in 2002. For the past six years I have been the President of the North Kitsap Education Association. I am beyond thrilled to be returning to teaching math to our wonderful students and to be coming home to our PMS family! I have an amazing daughter who is currently doing non-profit work as a Berkeley Law School graduate in the bay area.
My primary focus is to help each of my students become competent and confident mathematicians. We will work hard in math class and competence is developed through practice of math skills and concepts that create a solid foundation for high school math (and beyond). Learning new things can be uncomfortable at times and that is okay-- disequilibrium is a sign of new learning and I am here to help. :)
My sincere hope is that students gain confidence in their ability to learn new things. This confidence is what gets us through the uncomfortable early stages of mastering new concepts. Confidence is also a key support as our kids continue their journey of discovering their unique gifts and exploring what their future may hold.
To ensure success in both academics and this life journey, a solid partnership between the student, the family and myself is very important. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at any time-- my contact information is below. I am very willing to provide help after school by appointment. Thank you for trusting me with the gift that is your child!
NOTE: The rest of this site is under construction. The page was just created at the district level on Wednesday and significant updates will happen this weekend, including links to our weekly calendars with assignments.