Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! I am pleased to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and welcome you to Middle School Math at PCA. This will be my seventh year teaching Math at Pinnacle Classical Academy. I am a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a major in Secondary Education and History. In 2014, I received my masters of education degree in Middle Grades Mathematics at Brenau University. I have recently been named a finalist for the 2022 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math teaching. The Presidential Award is the highest honor give to Math and Science teachers in the nation. I have two children a son, Jackson, who is starting third grade this fall and a daughter, Katherine, who will be starting kindergarten.

Assignments and Agenda

Below you will find an overview of assignments for the week.

Assignments are subject to change based on what we are able to accomplish daily in the classroom.

The Middle School Open House is scheduled for Monday, August 15th. Click the sign-up genius link below to sign up for a 45 minute time slot.

Absent for an extended period of time?

I have a couple of ways that students can stay up to date with school work while they are absent. If they are feeling well enough they can join my live google meet. I record my first period class from 8:00am to 9:34 am. Stopping the meet/recording during math workshop and testing. I ask that students joining mute their mic and turn off their cameras. All questions should be asked via email as my attention will be on the students sitting in front of me. The link for students to join is at the top of their google classroom.

If students miss the live class they can watch the recording. Videos are posted under the current unit and date. An agenda gets posted for everything covered during that period. Please see the image below for an example.

Students should have most of the math workshop items with them. The independent practice sheets are in their notes. The i-ready and reflex usernames and passwords should be written in their black homework folder. The strengthening rotation packet should be in the back pocket of their math notes - videos and additional packets are also located on google classroom under "Math Workshop." See the image below. The meet the teacher rotation cannot be completed while absent.

Please email me if you have any questions.

All are welcome here!