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Office Hours - Contact me!
- Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 9:30 - 10:20am in Room 600 or on Zoom! Join via FREE NMAT 202C Drop-in Math Support (CRN 31892). In Zoom, join the MATH 30/39/34 Breakout Room to find me!
- Thursday 9:30 - 10:30am online only via Zoom! Join via FREE NMAT 202C Drop-in Math Support (CRN 31892). In Zoom, join the MATH 30/39/34 Breakout Room to find me!
About Myself... (she/her)
I am a fulltime instructor of mathematics at Las Positas College (LPC). My first love is teaching, working with students to learn at a high level while having fun, celebrating mistakes, and discovering an internal drive to be a life-long learner.
In addition to teaching math at LPC since 2003, I am currently involved in the statewide Guided Pathways initiative. I am thrilled to be Puente and Umoja trained and a designated instructor in these amazing learning programs. I serve on the Guided Pathway's Steering and Student Equity and Achievement Committees. I am a member of the Veteran’s First and the Engineering and Engineering Technology Advisory Boards. I also have the pleasure to be a co-coordinator for LPC’s holistic Math Jam and Concurrent Supports, providing around 400 students per year with a tuition-free, rigorous math preparation instruction and essential learning skills prior to the start of the semester and during the semester to enable them to be successful in their upcoming courses. In the past, I have served as the Math Department Coordinator, Curriculum and Basic Skills Committee member and curriculum support specialist.
I have been passionate about education for all for a long time. Prior to LPC, I was a research specialist at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, traveling around the United States providing research and practice based professional development to large, low performing, minimally funded, urban school districts as a member of the Institute for Learning. This job allowed me to see how important it is to learn and implement best teaching and engagement practices in the classroom, as all students can and must learn to think mathematically.
As a dyslexic student myself who struggled to learn mathematics, I am dedicated to offering students a variety of learning supports, including utilizing brain research and growth mindset activities, designed to enrich, personalize and holistically support their academic success at a high level. If you have any challenges that might affect your ability to participate fully in the course, please let me know right away. We can work together to find ways to support your learning that provide for equitable participation in the class. Your voice and learning matters and is important.
Finally, I want to stress that ALL students are welcome in my class, regardless of national origin, religious affiliation, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental challenges, socioeconomic status, race, or cultural background. Together we can work together to create an environment that supports growth, enjoyment for learning, embraces mistakes and fosters kindness and mutual respect. Our differences afford us the greatest opportunities for learning and collaboration.