This is my first semester in the Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology program at the University at Albany.
I received my Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Cortland in 2010 and hold an Initial Certificate in Mathematics grades 7-12. I have taught Algebra 1 and Geometry, and am currently teach Algebra 2 at Broome-Tioga BOCES in a program called P-TECH (Pathways to Technology in Early College High school).
I am transitioning into a new position this year, teaching Algebra 2 in P-TECH's Health Science, Engineering, and Computer Technology Academies and serving as a Work-Based Learning coordinator. I am building interdisciplinary projects for Grades 9 to 12 that will give students the opportunity to work directly with local businesses. I am very excited about this mix of mathematics, community outreach, and project development - pretty much my dream mix!
My background is in educational media, specifically public media, elementary math video resources, and teaching media production to teens. In 2017, I decided to retest the waters and see if I was still interested in being a public school teacher. I am! And so, I am pursuing a Master of Science in CDIT and working toward Profession Certification.
I enjoy crafting, gardening, board games, and organizing stuff. My titles include wife, mom, step-mom, daughter, sister, and (my new favorite!) Aunt Annie.
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