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posted Jul 27, 2011, 9:38 AM by REBECCA HENRY   [ updated Aug 2, 2014, 7:25 AM ]

My name is Rebecca Henry and I have been teaching 8th grade mathematics since 1998, beginning at MNMS in the fall of 2000.  During the 2008-2009 school year, I spent time with the US Peace Corps in Tanzania studying Swahili and the Tanzanian education system.  I learned a lot about cultures, including our own, and the flaws, frustrations, and positive aspects of educational systems worldwide. 

I am a Penn State graduate and was a member of the Blue Band while in college. I did not play an instrument in the Blue Band, as violin is a bit difficult with which to march! Instead, I twirled a flag as a member of the colorguard  and enjoyed many fabulous experiences with that group.

Throughout my years at MNMS I have had the opportunity to work with students in and outside of the classroom.  On team, I have taught Math 8, Advanced Algebra, Algebra 1, and Introduction to Algebra and Geometry.  I've also worked with former students tutoring Geometry, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calculus.  Extracurricular activities I've enjoyed include working with the Mt. Nittany drama club, Knowledge Masters, and coaching the MathCounts team. During the 2013 - 2014 school year the MNMS MathCounts team  placed 3rd in the State out of over 200 teams that start the season. One member of our team also placed 1st during the written competition at States and was awarded a spot on the PA MathCounts team representing our State at the National MathCounts competition in DisneyWorld. We hope to increase our math knowledge base during the 2014 - 2015 school year & continue to have a great time doing it!