Welcome to the Math Coach Blog! I suppose on these blog-things, introductions are in order….I have been a math teacher in Pennsylvania for the past 15 years, teaching high school math for 12 years, where I taught AP Statistics, along with an introductory stat course for freshmen. My schedule was also dotted with the occasional Algebra II, Trig and SAT math course.
This past summer, my seemingly happy and anonymous high school teaching career was turned upside-down when I was asked to become secondary math coach in my district. What’s a math coach? I’m not sure I know, as the job seems to re-define itself from week to week. At least, when my family and friends ask what I do now, there’s not really a short and snappy answer. Just easier to say I’m a math teacher I suppose….
In the past few months, I have had the extordinary pleasure to have teachers from both middle and high schools in my district invite me into my classes and work on interesting, engaging lessons. I hope to share some of my experiences here, and communciate with colleagues who are interested in the coaching model.