Years of teaching: This is my 23rd year
School/subject: Pleasant Valley High School, Math and Computer Science
College: University of Northern Iowa
What got you into teaching? "I had several great teachers and coaches while I was a student here at PV (Class of 1994) so I knew this was what I wanted to do and where I wanted to be."
What is one of your favorite moments in teaching? "Seeing the excitement and feeling of accomplishment on a student’s face when he reached his goal on his college placement math exam after working so hard all year."
What has been the biggest challenge in the wake of COVID-19? "Trying to find a way to help all of the students that are struggling, both at home and at school."
How have you made adjustments/what are you doing differently as a result? "Frequent emails to check in on students at home, Google meets to work with students one-on-one, and reaching out to coaches, admin and counselors when I need more support."
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