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Teaching Interests

Principle-Based Mathematics for K-16 students; mathematics content professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers, recreational mathematics for all.

Education

University Of Minnesota, Twin Cities

M.A. in Mathematics with emphasis in Mathematics Education June 2018 – Advisor: Jonathan Rogness

This master’s degree in mathematics includes 25 graduate level credits in mathematics and 20 graduate level credits in mathematics education, methods, curriculum and instruction. I served as a teaching assistant and lecturer for various university level math courses and participated extensively in field placements in diverse local middle and high school math classrooms.

University Of California, Berkeley

B.A. in Mathematics with a Teaching Concentration, December 2013

In addition to standard mathematics degree requirements, I completed a three semester series for secondary mathematics teachers, Mathematics for the Secondary School Curriculum I/II/III, designed by Dr. Hung-Hsi Wu.  Offered through the UC Berkeley Mathematics Department, these courses cover topics in the K-12 curriculum from fractions through calculus with emphasis on mathematical integrity and Common Core compliance.

Teaching Experience

Eureka Math Curriculum Developer, Great Minds; — 2018-present
  • Using a backwards design approach, writes engaging lessons aligned to an established instructional design framework in the upper middle grades
  • Ensures lessons address CCSSM content and practices standards, differentiation, and language development
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Consistently recognized for rigorous mathematical contributions to dynamic team based projects, including development of instructional design framework
  • Responsible for reviewing work of colleagues and providing constructive feedback
Adjunct Faculty, Normandale Community College; Bloomington, MN—2018

Spring 2018           Pre-College Mathematics via ALEKS

Teaching assistant, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities; Minneapolis, MN — 2016-2018

Spring 2018       UMTYMP – Calculus 1
Fall 2017             Short Calculus
UMTYMP – Calculus 1
Summer 2017    Short Calculus – Lecturer
Spring 2017        Short Calculus
Fall 2016             Calculus I

Tutor, Nerdtastic Math Tutors; CA, KS, MO, MN — 2011-present
  • Private one-on-one K-12 and college mathematics tutoring for all ages
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Developed and taught math enrichment courses for elementary school students, independently and in conjunction with North Kansas City Public Schools
Math Tutor,  Johnson County Community College; Overland Park, KS — 2015-2016
Substitute Teacher,  Kelly Services, Kansas City Area Public Schools; Kansas City, MO — 2014-2016
Engineering Instructor, Play-Well Teknologies; Kansas City, MO — 2014-2015
  • Lead classes for K-5th grade teaching engineering principles using LEGOs
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Developed curriculum for summer camps and after school enrichment programs
Field Placement, Berkeley High School; Berkeley, CA — Fall 2012
  • Completed 24 contact hours in high school mathematics classroom
  • Designed & delivered a classroom lesson
Math & Science Tutor,  College of Alameda; Alameda, CA — 2010-2011
  • Math, physics & chemistry tutoring
Adult Literacy Tutor,  Second Start Adult Literacy Program, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA — 2010

Professional Experience

Sole Proprietor, Nerdtastic Math Tutors; CA, KS, MO, MN — 2011-present
  • Grew business from one private student to twenty-five students in 18 months
  • Mathematician-In-Residence with www.Brightstorm.com
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Manage all aspects of business, including marketing, web development and financials
Area Coordinator, Play-Well Teknologies; Kansas City, MO — 2014-2015
  • Seek out new clients and develop program growth in Kansas City metro area
Videographer & Editor, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA — 2013
  • Participated in Dr. Hung-Hsi Wu’s 3 week intensive institute on algebra for middle school teachers held at MSRI
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Initiated project to film and edit institute for online publication
  • Assisted participant teachers with homework problems
Graphic Designer, Creative Marketing Concepts; San Francisco, CA — 2005-2008
  • Handled 95% of company’s prepress and production artwork
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Created original promotional product graphic solutions for large corporations and small business across varied industries

Activities & Interests

Powerlifting, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Getting Things Done, Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby, smoking meat.