University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (Mathematics and Mathematics Ed.)
University of Wisconsin - Acturial Science (Graduate Coursework)
I served in the US Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger where I was an electronics technician specializing in cryptologic communication repair. After serving our country, I worked as a union and non-union carpenter for over 8 years. An extraordinary opportunity arose and I started my own carpenter service. That business eventually employed 26 men and women of diverse backgrounds. I was forced to close the business due to two cervical spine surgeries that resulted in paralysis of my right arm due to a surgical complication.
After much rehabilitation, I was able to attend university where I earned a degree in mathematics education with honors. Immediately following my graduation, I received offers to teach mathematics within urban and suburban high schools. I accepted an offer to teach mathematics at the same high school I graduated some 25 years prior. Currently, I am working towards an advanced degree in economics.
I absolutely love teaching math! My diverse background has payed huge dividends in the way I make math real to my students. Moreover, this quality separates me from many of my peers that have been isolated by academia. I have ability to explain concepts in multiple ways regardless of the learners ability level. This skill has served my student well in every aspect of their critical thinking, problem solving ability, and high stakes assessments such as the ACT, SAT, ASVAB, and AB/BC Calculus College Board examinations.
It is important to note that I took all the calculus series and more than 10 high level theoretical and applications based college math courses within that past 5 years. I also received my AB/BC Calculus College Board Certification in April 2014. I served in the US Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger where I was an electronics technician specializing in cryptologic communication repair. After serving our country, I worked as a union and non-union carpenter for over 8 years. An extraordinary opportunity arose and I started my own carpenter service. That business eventually employed 26
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