Teaching

I have been the instructor-of-record for the elementary mathematics methods course at Iowa State University. I enjoy sharing my passion for teaching mathematics and guiding per-service teachers to become effective, engaging, and purposeful teachers of mathematics. Student evaluation data and comments are available upon request.

 

Teaching Experience

 

2017-Present, Instructor, Iowa State University, School of Education

CI448 Teaching Children Mathematics (Elementary mathematics methods)

  • Supported preservice teachers in content and pedagogical content knowledge of elementary mathematics concepts
  • Promoted the value of rigorous mathematical tasks and engaging students in mathematical discourse
  • Observed preservice teachers teaching lessons they designed based on student mathematical thinking and reasoning

 

2013-2016, Mathematics Teacher, Columbia Independent School, Columbia, MO

  • Taught Math 6, Algebra I, Algebra II, and AP Statistics
  • Implemented iPad textbooks in the classroom
  • Took on leadership roles to revise curriculum, choose textbooks, organize the school’s master schedule, and offer professional development for colleagues about a new learning management system

 

2012-2013, Mathematics Teacher, Columbia Public Schools, Columbia, MO

  • Taught seventh grade and advanced seventh grade mathematics
  • Conducted action research on the effects of cooperative learning in the classroom