Welcome to the 2019-2020 School YearMath: Course 3 (8th Grade) & Math Mindset (7th & 8th Grade)
Years of teaching experience: 16 years
College of Study: UC Davis, Managerial Economics; National University, Single Subject Teaching Credential
Hobbies/interest outside of school: My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family, travel and read. I have four grown children and two grandsons (seven year old & 9 month old). Prior to teaching, I worked in the electronics industry for 20 years in Business Operations.
Educational Philosophy: All students are capable of learning, they have to want to learn. The middle school years are a time when students need to not only learn about the subjects at hand, but also learn study skills, work habits, responsibility, and how to apply critical thinking. Contributing to the success of a student is their attitude, working smarter not harder, and being able to apply concepts learned to real life situations.I am generally available for help before school M-F (8:00-8:40), advisory, during lunch, and most days after school.Brain Arcade - Math Mindset: Students can access Brain Arcade from home by logging onto their account that will be set up in class.Web Site:Khan Academy - Course 3: Students can access Khan Academy from home by logging onto their account that will be set up in class.Web Site: https://www.khanacademy.orgOn-Line Textbook Access: McGraw HillGo to www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com. Username and password is same as regular FCUSD username & password. Students were given this information at the beginning of the school year.Students may access the Smarter Balance site for practice test: www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training