MATH COUNTS AT CKS!
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The Great Divide
At Christ the King School, students are divided into 2 different math sections when they enter middle school. In 5th and 6th grades, the classes are heterogeneously mixed with a student:teacher ratio around 15:1. This allows for more small group work and increased teacher interaction. In 7th grade, students are divided for the first time by readiness. Some students are placed in a general 7th grade class taught by Mrs. St. Charles, while others are placed in an advanced class, Pre-Algebra, taught by me. We look at several different criteria when considering placement: teacher recommendation, final exam grade, Star Math Assessment, Iowa Tests results, and work ethic. Mrs. St. Charles' students go on to take Pre-Algebra as 8th graders and the students in my class take Algebra I.
I have enjoyed teaching at Christ the King School since 1989! I started my teaching career as the fourth grade homeroom teacher at CKS. After having children, I began to teach math and science to our fourth/fifth grade students. I later moved to the math resource position and have been working with our middle school math students ever since. Along with my love for mathematics and teaching in the classroom, I also sponsor the Catholic Math Teams in Grades 3-6. To see my credentials please click here.
I am married with two adult sons, Dylan and Patrick. Both boys are graduates of CKS and Father Ryan High School. My husband, Mike, continues to volunteer regularly at our school. In my free time I enjoy reading, gardening, playing tennis and traveling.
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