Class of 2003
Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Department Chair, Parkway Central High School, Parkway School District
Vocational Resource Educator, Vocational Evaluator, Lewis & Clark Career Center, St. Charles School District
Degree: Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education and Mathematics
Number of years of experience: 10
Special accolades or accomplishments:
I received the Teacher of the Year for Parkway Central High School in 2009-2010 and the Yale University Educator Award in 2012.
What was the one “takeaway” you received from an MBU education?
Students do not care what you know unless they know that you care. Cheesy but true.
I have applied one thing that I learned from Dr. Deese as much as any of the math he taught me: good teachers have rules and expectations, but you have to be flexible in how you enforce them in order to reach and teach all students.