This year starts my 5th year teaching in Adams 12. I began teaching at Hunters Glen Elementary teaching 3rd grade. I have taught 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade so I am familiar with the curriculum that students are taught before reaching 6th grade. This is my fifth year teaching at the International School at Thornton Middle School and my 6th just teaching 6th Grade Math. I graduated from CU Boulder and received my teaching certificate from Regis University. I believe that basic math skills is criticial to students ability to successfully move forward in math. In order for students to learn and grow students must be willing to make mistakes and take risks in their learning.