Ms. Altorfer has been teaching mathematics at FranklinAvenueMiddle School since 2004.  She earned a BS degree in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Following a career in finance, Ms. Altorfer earned her teaching certification and continued her education obtaining a Masters degree in Education and Instruction.

Ms. Altorfer believes the role of a teacher is that of coach or facilitator, inspiring students to take risks and to find pride in each effort they undertake.  The classroom must provide a nurturing atmosphere where learning is exciting and where a free exchange of ideas is encouraged and celebrated.  Use of authentic tasks allows students to connect mathematical knowledge with its every-day applications.  In this manner, students are allowed to direct their own learning and construct their own meaning in a way that will help them make sense of their world.
Office Hours

 7:30-8:00 a.m. on the following dates:
Monday, September 9
Monday, October 14
Monday, November 11
Monday, December 9

3:00-3:30 p.m. on the following dates
Friday, September 29
Friday, October 25
Friday, November 22
Thursday, December 19

     *Office hours are by appointment only.  Please e-mail me by 2:00 p.m. on the previous business day to schedule an appointment.