Welcome! I'm looking forward to a great year with each student at YSCP!
Homework Help If you ever need help studying, there are many tools that can be used. 1. Extra problems can be completed in the textbook, and answers to the odd questions are listed in the "selected answers" section in the back of the book. This allows students to know if they are answering questions correctly. 2. The school has IXL that all students can use. Every student was given their username and password at the beginning of the year. If needed, please email to get their username and password. 3. Khan Academy is a wonderful resource (https://www.khanacademy.org/math/k-8-grades). This includes videos of people not only teaching the lesson but also practice problems. It can be a great resource when a student needs a refresher of how to do the work that was learned in class!
About Me I grew up about an hour away from Pittsburgh, PA. I have always loved math from as long as I can remember, and wanted to help others learn about it from a young age! I received my undergraduate degree from Penn State in Secondary Education Mathematics. After graduation, I taught in Virginia and Maryland before moving back to Pennsylvania. I started work at YSCP in 2016 and have enjoyed working with the students here! In 2017, I finished my Master's degree in Higher Education.
I live in Penns Valley with my husband, Mike; two daughters, Kendle and Thea; and two dogs, Loki and Storm (you may notice we like comics with those dog names). I enjoy running and reading in my free time, which I have little of as Kendle and Thea keep me busy!
Some of you may know of John Urschel: a defensive lineman that played for Penn State and then went on to play for the Baltimore Ravens. Many do not know that he also graduated with his undergraduate and graduate degree in Mathematics in the four years that he was at Penn State and received his Ph.D. at MIT. He has talked about the math he uses on the football field, but he also is teaming up with Texas Instruments to introduce students to math in many future careers! This video is an introduction to what he's doing. If you are interested, he has extended videos about the math and science used in making ice cream, creating murals, and more!