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Committed to Success


My goal is to prepare your child for the STAAR test and to provide him or her with the tools they need to be successful in high school and in years to come.


In a typical day, my students will be actively involved in a hands-on learning activity, collaborating with peers, and practicing skills using real-world examples.  By employing many different methods of instruction, I make sure that all students are able to achieve success through mastery of the curriculum.  My goal is to show students the importance of Math in everyday life.


Education and Experience


I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  I have earned a Bachelor’s degree (Temple University), two Master’s degrees (University of Maryland & University of Florida), and a Doctorate (University of Florida). Before coming to teaching, I worked for nearly 20 years as a public health and biomedical researcher as well as a consulting social scientist on projects for state and federal agencies, the Executive Office of the President, the US Congress and the National Science Foundation. This year will be my 5th year working as a Special Education Teacher.


Class Expectations/Rules


  • Arrive to class on time. 
  • Be in your assigned seat and working by the time the tardy bell rings.
  • Come to class with all of your supplies (pencils, notebook, etc.)
  • 100% effort at all times. Think and participate daily.
  • Follow all school and classroom rules.
  • Be respectful to your fellow students, teachers, and yourself.
How can you help your child?

EXPECTATIONS for your child:





6th Grade Math and Power Math - Year-at-a-Glance


1st 9 Weeks

Unit 01: Equivalent Forms of Fractions, Decimals and Percents

Unit 02: Ordering Fractions, Decimals, And Integers

Unit 03: Operations With Positive Fractions and Decimals

Unit 04: Operations with Integers

2nd 9 Weeks

Unit 04: Operations with Integers (continued)

Unit 05: Proportional Reasoning with Ratios and Rates

Unit 06: Equivalent Expressions and One-Variable Equations 

3rd 9 Weeks

Unit 06: Equivalent Expressions and One-Variable Equations (continued)

Unit 07: One-Variable Inequalities

Unit 08: Algebraic Representations of Two-Variable Relationships

Unit 09: Geometry & Measurement

4th 9 Weeks

Unit 09: Geometry & Measurement (continued)

Unit 10: Data Analysis

Unit 11: Personal Financial Literacy

Unit 12: Essential Understandings for 7th Grade


7th Grade Math - Year-at-a-Glance


1st 9 Weeks

Unit 01: Numbers & Operations

Unit 02: One-Variable Equations & Inequalities

Unit 03: Proportional Reasoning with Ratios and Rates

2nd 9 Weeks

Unit 03: Proportional Reasoning with Ratios and Rates (continued)

Unit 04: Similarity

Unit 05: Graphs & Two-Variable Equations

3rd 9 Weeks

Unit 05: Graphs & Two-Variable Equations (continued)

Unit 06: Circles & Composite Figures

Unit 07: Volume & Surface Area

4th 9 Weeks

Unit 08: Probability

Unit 09: Data Representations

Unit 10: Making Connections STAAR Review

Essential Understandings for 8th grade


8th Grade Math - Year-at-a-Glance


1st 9 Weeks

Unit 01: Value & Magnitude of Real and Irrational Numbers

Unit 02: One-Variable Equations, Inequalities, and their Applications

Unit 03: Developing an Understanding of Slope and Y-Intercept

2nd 9 Weeks

Unit 04: Proportional and Non-Functional Functions

Unit 05: Transformational Geometry

3rd 9 Weeks

Unit 06: Angle and Triangle Relationships involving Real numbers

Unit 07: Measurement of Three-Dimensional Figures

Unit 08: Statistics with Univariate and Bivariate Data

4th 9 Weeks

Unit 09: Making Connections & STAAR Review

Unit 10: Essential Understandings of Algebra



Tuesday 7:30 - 8:00

Thursday 3:35 – 4:05

And by appointment

Room 135