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Hello! I hope you are ready for the 2016-2017 school year! We have a very exciting year planned! As always, homework is EXTREMELY important in mathematics. It provides you with a bit of independent practice away from school. As a student at Corwin International Magnet School, you need to be balanced with all of your subjects in completing your assignments. At times you may need to be a risk taker and try all of the problems out, even if you think they may be wrong. As a reflective student, you will learn from your mistakes. In my classroom, I expect everyone to understand that each student is entitled to a respectful and accepting learning environment. At no time is anyone allowed to infringe on that right. I am so proud to be your math teacher this year and am looking forward to a wonderful math experience!
This is my eighth year teaching here at Corwin International Magnet School. Before teaching here, I taught for two years in Bloomfield, New Mexico. My time teaching in New Mexico was an invaluable experience, but I am a Pueblo native and I am so glad to be back home near family. I have been married for 17 years and have two kids, one here at CIMS and the other at Centennial Health Academy/East High School. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and have had experience teaching several subjects at the middle school and high school level.