Math = Love: Changes are Coming

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Changes are Coming

I've already made the announcement on both Facebook and Twitter, but I realize that many of you may have missed it or may not follow me on those forms of social media. So, I guess it's time to make the big announcement here.


After six years at Drumright High School, I have turned in my keys and said some tearful good byes. I will be returning to my hometown of Coweta, Oklahoma to teach Algebra 2, Pre-AP Algebra 2, and Pre-Calc at Coweta High School in the fall. I will miss teaching at the school that made me a teacher, but I'm excited to return to the school I graduated from as a teacher.

After teaching almost entirely ninth graders for the past couple of years, I'm excited about the switch to teaching upper level math courses. Of course, I'm also a bit terrified because the number of resources I have for these classes pale in comparison to the number of resources I have built up for Algebra 1. Yes, this will be the first time ever in my teaching career that I won't be teaching Algebra 1. I'm a bit sad, but I'm hoping I can learn to love Algebra 2 just as much. If you have any advice/resources for Algebra 2/Pre-Calc, I'd love for you to send it my way!

For those of you not familiar with the geography of northeastern Oklahoma, Drumright and Coweta are about an hour apart. My husband has already announced that he will be attending grad school in the fall at the University of Tulsa to earn his masters in Applied Mathematics. Given that he will be attending school in Tulsa and I will be teaching in Coweta, this means that our big project for this summer is to MOVE! Though I've got great plans to blog about everything this summer, that may or may not end up happening with the upcoming move and related craziness. 

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new adventure. I will als be moving this summer.....From tropical Vietnam (and all its craziness) to Central Turkey. I'm looking forward to having 4 seasons!

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    1. Thanks Susan! I look forward to learning lots about Turkey as I read your blog!

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  2. Good Luck!
    I have used your material in my Pre-Algebra as well Algebra 1 classes.
    Thank you for all of your help with getting me into INB

    RJ

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  3. Congratulation! May I ask what job your husband had with his bachelors degree? My son is graduating in December with a bachelors in Applied Math and we're not sure what one does with that degree, besides be a teacher or actuary. There has to be something else! Thanks, Kate

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    1. My husband's bachelors degree was in pure mathematics. I don't have any job ideas to share with you, though, because he has only used his degree to teach high school math so far.

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  4. As much as I have enjoyed some of your Algebra 1 stuff, I am an Algebra 2 teacher! I am even more excited to see what you will come up with for Algebra 2.

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  5. Congrats on your new role! Looking forward to see what you do for Algebra 2!

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  6. Congratulations! You have been a huge inspiration to me (a very old teacher!). Best Wishes!!

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  7. Congratulations. Going home is always a wonderful thing!!

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  8. Congratulations!! I’m teaching Algebra 2 next year also! First time! I would love to collaborate ��

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