White Earth Band of Ojibwe
I am a White Earth Native. I grew up in Bemidji, Minnesota where I attended grade school and college. In my adult life, I wear many hats! First, I am a very lucky mother of two wonderful and exciting boys. After that, I am a teacher of mathematics and a horse racing enthusiast. I am a lifelong learner and an advocate for following our dreams and allowing our lives to be guided by our inner passions.
I believe that passion is our fire inside that leads us to do great things. Mathematics is one thing that I am extremely passionate about, and working with Native people has always been another. Currently, I am an instructor of developmental mathematics and a professional mathematics tutor. I am dedicated to teaching my students that they can do math, and I focus on leading them to find a true appreciation for mathematics study. The ability to do math contributes directly to a student’s academic success, course persistence, and overall retention. Mathematics is a way of thinking, a language, and an art that once discovered has a vital place in all of our lives.
It is important to me to be the best instructor I am capable of. To proceed in this direction, I am currently working on my Master’s of Science in Education (with an emphasis in mathematics) at Bemidji State University. I also attend national and regional mathematics conferences to gain a cutting-edge perspective on math education today. As a part of this, I am a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges.
M.S., Education, Bemidji State University (in progress)
B.S. Secondary Math, Bemidji State University, 2001
Minnesota Secondary Teaching License
Research & Experience :
2013 – Present Mathematics Instructor/Tutor Leech Lake Tribal College.
2011-2012 MCA Mathematics Prep Instructor Bemidji Middle School
Magna Cum Laude Graduate
BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:
LLTC Institutional Effectiveness Committee
LLTC Language and Culture Committee
MAT 094 and MAT 140
And Professional Mathematics Tutor