This year starts my 15th 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 7th year teaching at the International School at Thornton Middle School and my 5th 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. You can't control the outcome of things, but you can contorl your perception and attitude towards what hapens in life.