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About Your Teacher

September 6, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Let me introduce myself!  My name is Meghan Powers and I’m Saranac Lake’s new Middle and High School Math Teacher!  I grew up here in the Adirondacks and graduated from Peru Central School District.  I worked a part time job to help put me through college, and in May 2013 I graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education (Grades 7-12); so rest assured, I am more than capable of teaching Algebra and answering any questions that your child(ren) or you might have.  Additionally, I am a New York State certified teacher.

I’ve taught Mathematics to students in Grades 6-9 in the tiny town of Kremmling, Colorado, as well as Algebra classes at Peru Central School.  Of the four grades I’ve taught, Algebra was absolutely my favorite and I am looking forward to teaching it again!

This year in Algebra I, students will not be receiving a Math Textbook; instead all of their materials will be handed to them in the form of a packet via the website www.eMathInstruction.com.  I have had great success with this learning tool in the past.  Class notes and homework will be based on this, and will be available to your child(ren) via their Math Packet which should be brought to class every day.  Additionally, this year I’ll be using a teaching technique called the Flipped Classroom.  Essentially, students will be watching short videos of the lesson outside of class, whereas in class, they will be working on assigned homework.  They will be expected to copy the notes from the videos to prepare for class the next day, and will easily be able to get help on their homework during class, ensuring that they understand the material.

This year I am also using a unique tool called “Remind.”  I have asked each of the students to sign up for it.  I would love if you would do the same!  I will be using this each day to notify them what the homework is, as well as to send out reminders of quizzes and tests, or maybe even a math joke (probably a bad one).  It also allows them to ask questions if they were to get stuck on their homework.  Please explore this new technology at www.remind.com if you haven’t heard of it before! Parents can sign up for Remind as well!

I look forward to getting to know each and every student I teach, and meeting each of you at Open House/Parent-Teacher Conferences (etc.).  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding your child(ren), or the material they’re working on!


Sincerely,

Meghan A. Powers

powersmeg@slcs.org


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