Graduated With Distinction with an M.A.T. degree in secondary mathematics education. I replaced all of the M.A.T. math courses for M.S. (Masters in Math) math courses after my first semester in the program.
* Served as a graduate teaching assistant for the math department while earning my master's degree.
Arizona State University August 1982 - Dec 1986
Graduated Cum Laude with a B.A.E. degree in secondary mathematics education. I also have a minor in general sciences.
*National Honor Society member during college, and recipient of the Regents full scholarship for tuition for 4 years.
Freelance Digital Media Specialist Experience:
Pearson Higher Education 2007 - present
I have designed, created, and produced over 1,000 professional mathematics videos, along with hundreds of PowerPoints. I have designed and created many animations, workbooks, Math XL questions, and GeoGoebra applets for college level mathematics textbooks/courses as well. I often work directly with the authors to create materials based around their textbooks.
I am also a SME as needed.
McGraw Hill Higher Education and grades 6-12 2013 - present
I have designed, created, and produced professional videos and authored content for Learnsmart Master. I am also a SME as needed. I usually work higher education, but I have worked in their 6-12 level Learnsmart program as well due to my 15 years experience teaching Math for Elementary Teachers and teaching high school for 4 years.
Mighty Play (Through Cengage) 2015
Subject Matter Expert. Also created closed captioning for many figures in their system.
Designed questions for their mobile app ThinkAgain.
Subject Matter Expert/Content Reviewer
Thomson Learning 2007
Subject Matter Expert./Content Reviewer
Grand Canyon University Aug 2015- present
ONLINE Adjunct Faculty
I teach online (only) math courses for Grand Canyon University.
Mesa Community College Aug 2016- present
After I retired from teaching full time I was asked if I could be available to sub when needed, so I signed on as ajunct to help out when I can.
Mesa Community College Aug1997 - May 2015
Full-Time Residential Faculty
I taught mathematics for 29 years and have several areas in which I have gained a considerable amount of experience. My main areas of focus are teaching current and future educators, hybrid/blended developmental math classes, along with using technology to teach both inside and outside the classroom. I have served on many textbook and curriculum committees, which has helped me to see the variety of materials available and compare which approaches work best for my students. I have always loved technology, and I have a strong desire to learn new technologies that will help my students. I now teach with the eInstruction Mobi and Interwrite Workspace software in all of my classes. I have been teaching myself Adobe CS4 (Flash, Fireworks and DreamWeaver) and have built over 50 animated Flash tutorials for my “Math For Elementary Teachers” course, along with two websites to house them (one for the actual course, and the other so any students and teachers can access the tutorials). In the past two years I started creating online examples using a Livescribe Pulse Smart Pen, a Lumens document camera, the recording feature on the Interwrite Workspace software, and Camtasia Studio. Creating tutorials for my students to use outside of class has become a strong area of interest and I have a great desire to further pursue designing, creating and implementing animated and video tutorials for all math courses.
Blue Mountain Community College August 1992 - July 1997
Full-Time Residential Faculty
My areas of focus when I taught at BMCC were College Geometry, Brief/Business Calculus and the Algebra sequence. I started using the TI graphing calculators when they first came out and taught workshops for high school teachers in the area.
Northern Arizona University June 1990 - Aug 1991
Graduate Assistant in Math Department
I taught 2 sections of Intermediate Algebra every semester as a graduate assistant, while earning my Master's degree in Secondary Mathematics Education.
Oak Creek Ranch School August 1987 - May 1990
Department Chair, Full-Time Math Teacher
My responsibilities included being department chair, choosing all textbooks for courses being taught at the private high school, teaching 6-7 preps each day, counceling students, coaching girls' softball, and overseeing week-long field trips twice per year. When I got there I was told no student would ever make it above Beginning Algebra, but out of 100 students, I had more than half the school make it through Geometry and 2 students did extremely well in Calculus and went on to graduate from college and became engineers!