Math with Dr. Smith
My name is Dr. Andrew Smith and I will be your teacher for the 2018-19 school year. Therefore I would like to introduce myself. I am originally from Cleveland, Tennessee, and I have been living in Rome, GA for about 14 years. I am married and have three beautiful daughters. My oldest is seven, my middle child is four, and my youngest is 8 months. I do have hobbies, but my children tend to take up most of my spare time, which is a good thing. However, I do like to golf. I played baseball in college, but when my playing days were over, I got hooked on golf. In addition, I tend to like anything that has to do with the outdoors (hiking, fishing, ect).
In addition, I am a former graduate of Shorter University. While attending Shorter, I receive my Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and obtained by certificate to teach at the high school level. After Shorter University, I started a job at Pepperell High school and have been teaching there for twelve years. During that time, I received a master's in secondary math education from the University of West Georgia, a specialist in curriculum and instruction from Lincoln Memorial University, and a specialist in secondary math education from Kennesaw State University. Recently, I graduated in May of 2018 with my doctorate in secondary math education at Kennesaw State University.
Dr. Andrew Smith
"Some people seem to think that understanding phenomenon takes away its mystery. This is true in the sense that understanding means removing obscurity, obfuscation, ambiguity, and confusion. But a grasp of the cause of the colors of the rainbow doesn't distract from its wonder. What such a grasp brings is a more profound appreciation, and indeed awe, of the beauty underlying the phenomenon being studied. It show us how all the pieces come together to give us the amazing world we live in."
Hand, D. (2014). The improbability principle: Why coincidences, miracles, and rare events happen every day. New York: Scientific American/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux