Math, Team 6B
Welcome to Duxbury Middle School and to Team 6B!
About the Teacher
This is my 14th year teaching Math at Duxbury Middle School - I have taught five years of 7th Grade Math Connections/Geometry, and nine years of 6th Grade. Hands down, 6th Grade is my favorite! :)
I grew up in Western Massachusetts and graduated from Westfield State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance. I was an accountant and financial analyst for 15 years until I decided to follow my dream and go back to school to become a math teacher. It was the best decision I ever made - teaching is a lot of hard work, but it's so much fun. I laugh everyday and I'm so thankful to be able to work with such great teachers and amazing students.
I have been married 28 years to my husband, Bob, and I have two amazing daughters. Amy is 26 and Allie is 22. We have a 10-year-old Eskimo-Chihuahua mix named Sammy. She is part daredevil and part sweetheart. We also have a Golden Retriever puppy named Ruby. Right now she is a 56-pound "lap dog" trying to get used to her huge body. She is so much fun and she keeps us on our toes!
Now that you know a little about me, I can't wait to get to know you!
Technology and Student/Parent Access
This year, you will be introduced to Schoology, which is our Learning Management System. Schoology is used from grades 6 - 12 for teachers to post assignments, videos, test and quiz information, and general information. It is an excellent resource and will keep you connected to your teachers and classmates! For math, all homework assignments will be posted on the homework board to be written in your agenda, and I will also post it in Schoology as a backup and for more details.
Students have access to Schoology through: https://duxbury.schoology.com, found on the DMS home page. Each teacher will provide an access code for students to join his/her class, in addition to Grade Level and DMS Student pages, and parents have access codes provided through the portal (Aspen). Parents, please check the portal and get logged in to keep updated on your student's progress. Parents will access Schoology through: www.schoology.com. Click on the Get Started button at the top of the page and enter access code.
My classroom expectations are simple:
1. Be Kind and Respectful - Always!
2. Work Hard and Be Prepared for Class
3. Follow Directions
4. Listen While Others Are Talking
Follow these four rules, you will have an incredible and successful 6th grade year!