Year Graduated: 2007
First Job: Massaponax High School
Spotsylvania County First Year Teacher of the Year–High School Level.
I really enjoyed the three Calculus courses I took. Calc always interested me the most and I hope that one day I can teach AP Calc on the High School level!
Memorable Experiences in the Classroom:
Dr. Collier was my advisor for 4 years. I took several classes with him as well and loved his teaching style. I found that he was very helpful and encouraging when I struggled with a concept, which I really appreciated.
Memorable Experiences Outside the Classroom:
I enjoyed getting to know my fellow math majors through the activities that we did as a department. I made some really good friends through the Math department. Denise Glassford and I teach together at MHS, and Sarah Reese and I hang out about once a week.
Why Should Somebody Study Mathematics at UMW?
It’s challenging. Higher education is about being pushed and challenged in ways that you never were in high school. That’s what I was looking for in a major and I found it. I don’t use Complex Analysis and Topology in my job everyday, but I’m glad that I challenged myself to learn and understand it. I found the Math Major at UMW an interesting program with great professors and I would certainly recommend it for anyone looking to push themselves to learn.