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Education

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Mathematics (Minor in Education) - East Tennessee State University, 2015



Bio

I was born and raised in Mosheim, TN, and I attended West Greene for my high school career. It is an honor to be back teaching at my alma mater!

As mentioned, I attended college at East Tennessee State University where I studied mathematics. At ETSU, I was exposed to a lot of topics in the subject that answer the most daunting question in high school mathematics: "When am I ever going to use this?" I hope that my classes not only show why this material is important, but I also hope that it brings life to the subject.

I decided to go into education at the end of my freshman year of college. I took a Calculus class my freshman year and actually enjoyed it (if that is possible). Needless to say, I figured out my subject area pretty quickly. I began tutoring students in math, and what I found was that the math class they were in was extremely important for scholarships, graduate school applications, or just their GPA in general. I developed a philosophy that my job is not only to educate students where they are, but also to provide them with the information necessary to excel in any post-secondary math curriculum. Whether it is technical, collegiate, or something else, I pray that the information students learn in my class make that future math class less of a worry.

In my free time, you will find me playing music, leading worship, playing ultimate frisbee, or maybe running (not very fast, though). I am also a huge basketball fan (especially college basketball) - so much so that my undergraduate research project at ETSU was to use mathematics to model and predict the NCAA tournament.

I bleed blue and gold, and I am proud to be teaching at West Greene. If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

GO BUFFS!!!!