Each Friday during the school year, we will spotlight one of our M3T Fellows. This week, let’s meet Ann Hall from John Adams Middle School!
M3T Noyce Fellow – Cohort 1
Middle School Mathematics Teacher
John Adams Middle School
Kanawha County Schools
Number of years teaching: 25
Other roles & positions: John Adams Middle School Leadership Team Member, Math PLC Facilitator, Faculty Senate Chair
Professional awards, distinctions, and points of pride: National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adult Mathematics, Outstanding First Year Teacher and Harris Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist
Interesting personal facts: Travels with family to state and national parks and forests, runner, whitewater river guide
Why are you excited to be part of the M3T project?
“I am so excited to be working with other teachers who want to collaborate to improve our craft and make a difference for our students. Being involved with the M3T project is energizing!”
Why do you teach mathematics?
“I teach mathematics because I love it and I want everyone to have a chance to experience the fun and joy that mathematics can bring. There are a lot of math myths that I work to dispel because I don’t want students to struggle unnecessarily.”
What are you focused on improving about mathematics teaching?
“I would really like to see teachers work within a continuous collaborative improvement cycle that involves planning, monitoring, and using information to help our students learn. This collaboration is imperative to equitable learning.”
“A mathematical community is important for students and teachers because it promotes engagement. Being a part of the M3T community provides the opportunity for me to share, analyze, and make sense of math with other fellows in a way that benefits all students.”
Check in each week on #M3TFellowFriday throughout the school year to meet another M3T Fellow. You can find a listing of all of the M3T Fellows and stay up-to-date with the work of the M3T network at our website, http://m3twv.org. You can also follow us on Twitter, @m3t_wv.