What do you teach at LCS?
7th and 8th Grade Mathematics
What do you love about LCS?
I love so many things about LCS! I love the sense of community between families, students, and teachers. I love the “small school” feel, especially having a K-12 building. I love the professionalism and commitment to excellence held by the teachers.
Why do you like teaching at LCS?
Again, the teachers are committed to excellence and collaboration. I enjoy partnering with parents and the opportunity to get to know students in and out of the classroom.
What motivated you to become a teacher at LCS?
I’ve had a long history with LCS–I was a student here, I taught here from 2003-2007, then we started sending our kids here in 2011. I’ve always wanted to teach middle school, and this year I had the chance to do that. I’m excited to be a part of what’s going on with mathematics instruction at LCS!
How do you teach a biblical worldview?
Mathematics give us a chance to honor God by persisting in solving problems and making sense of complex ideas, and get a glimpse into His beauty by studying the numerical and geometric patterns in the world around us.
What is a unique experience, talent or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I have been in graduate school for several years, and I’ve had the opportunity to observe in lots of classrooms and work with talented mathematics education researchers who have helped shape my views of mathematics and how it can be learned and taught.
What sets LCS students apart from students in other schools?
LCS students are open, creative, and hard-working. They care for one another in ways I haven’t seen at other schools.
How do you teach to the mission of LCS?
I have high expectations for students’ learning–for all students–and I teach that persisting in solving problems and making sense of ideas is God-honoring.
What do you want your students to gain from having known you?
I want them to know that mathematics is something they can understand–that it’s about making sense of ideas and reasoning in new ways, and that those ways of thinking are important in our everyday lives.