1972, and recently I was teaching the children of my first students! (Marty...you were the first!) With each passing year, the strategies and techniques of math teaching focus more on how to ask the right questions of the students to make them explore and analyze their answers. It is a real challenge to change the children from being simply computation competent to being true problem solvers. But it is rewarding. When not teaching, mentoring, consulting I find time to explore new places and new ideas. I enjoy gardening, fishing, traveling, and family activites.
I am a mother of two, Jason and Melissa, wife to Michael and caretaker of my dog, Tule, and cat ,Tresspass.
In 2007 I had the honor of representing the State of Nevada as the Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.
Sept 1, 2008 I retired from the classroom and started a new phase of my life, which of course, includes math education. If anyone has questions or would like some ideas of what worked for me.....just email me!