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Mrs. Dana Shepherd

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I have been working at Elk Rapids schools since 2009. I have taught many forms of mathematics from 8th grade math up through Algebra 2 at the high school. I currently teach 8th grade math and Algebra 1. I have a tremendous passion for this subject and love to share my enthusiasm with my students. My ultimate goal for teaching mathematics is to create a discovery based atmosphere in which the students are very involved within my classroom. I love to relate mathematics to the real world, and present the material in a way that the students can get excited about the subject. In addition, I have created a flipped classroom in which my students experience direct instruction at home through my own instructional youtube videos and then work collaboratively in class. Check out my youtube channel DanaTheXplaina! :)

Always looking to challenge my students while having fun!

Go Elks!

(231) 264-8991 Ext. 2112

dshepherd@erschools.com

*“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ~Thomas A. Edison *

*"Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas." ~Albert Einstein*

*"The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple." ~S. Gudder*