Grade(s): 9 / 10 / 11 / 12
Ms. Gowdy graduated from The Dalles High School in 1998 where she was an AP student, a member of the cheerleading and cross country teams, involved in choir, drama, and 4-H. She received her Bachelors of Science in Business from Linfield College in 2002 with a focus on international business and a minor in gender studies. As an undergraduate, Ms. Gowdy studied abroad in England where she focused on business and local architecture at the Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham England. After Linfield Ms. Gowdy spent eight years in sales, marketing and administration mainly in the legal, luxury automotive and wine industries. During this time she also focused on her volunteer work with the Oregon Humane Society, International Pinot Noir Celebration, City Club of Portland and in local schools. Her work in local schools led her to make a career change to teaching. She advanced her mathematics skills at the University of Washington in 2009 and received her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Portland in 2011. She was a student research presenter of her research "Gender's Role in Interest in STEM Careers" at the 2011 ORATE conference and a panel presenter for "Knowing What You Know and What You Don't Know: Metacognative Dialogs in Secondary Classrooms" at the 2011 ORA and ORATE conferences. She holds her teacher certification from Oregon TSPC as a Highly Qualified Advanced Mathematics Teacher.
In 2012 Ms. Gowdy was awarded the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation Teacher Award and its associated grant for fifteen Apple iPad2s.
This is Ms. Gowdy's second year at TDWHS where she teaches Living Systems through Project Endeavor, Algebra 1, and Pre-Calculus. Ms. Gowdy is also a certified Hot Yoga Instructor through the Yoga Alliance. She was also a participant in the 2012 Hells Canyon Relay. When not at school, Ms. Gowdy enjoys yoga, running, and spending time on the farm.
I am a high school mathematics teacher in Southern California who absolutely loves to make math meaningful and memorable to my students. I currently teach Algebra 1 to 9th and 10th graders, and Math Analysis Honors to 11th and 12th graders. I teach using a "Flipped Classroom" model, where my students receive instruction at home via video and then come to class ready to discuss, think and work together, and solve problems. Outside of teaching, I enjoy relaxing with my husband, reading fiction, going on walks, and watching our favorite shows on Hulu.
I am a high school mathematics teacher in Lander, Wyoming. Currently I teach Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Statistics, but I have taught many other areas of mathematics throughout my career. I grew up in Minnesota and went to school at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa where I majored in math education. I got a Masters of School Mathematics from Iowa State University. I love the challenge of trying to make high school students excited about math! My husband is an elementary art teacher and we have two daughters and two cats. We enjoy getting out into the mountains and hanging out at home as a family.
I have been teaching for 11 years now at Neil Armstrong Middle School in Forest Grove, OR. I received my undergraduate from Oregon State University, and my MAT from Pacific University. I teach English language arts, two sections of each regular and honors. I am in my third year of flipping my language arts classes and second year of going 1:1 with ipads. Our school has also been progressive in switching all of our proficiencies (we run a proficiency/mastery model) from our state standards to CCSS, Our middle school has also instituted STEM across the curriculum! Flipping has been my answer to save the bulk of my English curriculum while still fitting in the STEM approach. I am also one of two tech coaches in our building and I am very excited to see the transformation of the staff here at our school as well as our students as we utilize technology and pedagogy to engage and instruct our students. I recently wrote a chapter in the much anticipated followup to Bergman and Sams book on flipping called Flipping 2.0. Obviously, I utilize a lot of digital media for my students, feel free to check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Cp5Xjn7ic-3BjtrBS0QVg/videos?view=0&flow=grid Connect via edmodo, Schoology, and twitter (@MrsCarterHLA), as well as here on Sophia. I have both a blog of reflection on my classroom instruction and a couple of websites to organize all videos and handouts for my students: *HLA: https://sites.google.com/a/fgsd.k12.or.us/mrs-carter-s-hla/ *ELA: https://sites.google.com/a/fgsd.k12.or.us/mrscarterela/ *Tech Support: https://sites.google.com/a/fgsd.k12.or.us/nams-teacher-tech-support/ *Flipping 2.0 tinyurl.com/flipping20 I have one five year old daughter named Molly, a loving husband, and Wheaton terrier named Winston. My husband owns his own printing and art gallery in the Pearl in downtown Portland, so to say we aren't a super busy family is somewhat of an understatement! Wouldn't change it for the world though, life is good!
I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S in Chemistry and Mathematics along with an education certification. My career began in Utah teaching junior high math and high school chemistry. I spent 22 years in the classroom as a science teacher in the Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan School District. I have taught physics, AP, honors, general and concept level Chemistry. Currently, I am a Professional Development Specialist working in the School of Education at Capella University. During the summer, I facilitate week long workshops for new and experienced chemistry teachers at Hamline University with Prof. Matt Morgan. As a team, we cover content as well as current best practices in the science classroom including inquiry and digital resources. I am also employed by the College Board as an AP Chemistry Consultant where I facilitate day-long to week-long workshops for classroom teachers. I believe one of the best ways to improve my professional practice is to network with teachers from all over the country and I enjoy the opportunities this provides.