#M3TFellowFriday: Jo Frost

Each Friday during the school year, we will spotlight one of our M3T Fellows. This week, let’s meet Jo Frost from Woodrow Wilson High School!

Jo Frost

M3T Noyce Fellow – Cohort 1

High School Mathematics Teacher

Woodrow Wilson High School

Raleigh County Schools

Twitter: @wvmountainmath

Number of years teaching: 12

Other roles & positions: FLL and VRC Coach and Tournament Organizer, Executive Committee for Raleigh County and West Virginia Education Associations

Professional awards, distinctions, and points of pride: EMPOWERS grant recipient, involved in Woodrow Wilson pond reclamation project to improve watershed quality

Interesting personal facts: Master Gardener, fermented foods enthusiast, website designer, blogger

Jo honoring her students’ accomplishments in a drive thru celebration

Why are you excited to be part of the M3T project?

“Having worked to improve mathematics teaching and learning in WV in the past, I can think of no better way to spend my time than in a community of educators committed to the same path. This shared passion for learning in WV will offer even more powerful opportunities for our students and colleagues.”

Why do you teach mathematics?

“Mathematics is the most beautiful and the most powerful creation of the human spirit.” — Stefan Banach.

“Mathematics breaks down communication barriers and describes the universe. It matters and it describes matter.”

What are you focused on improving about mathematics teaching?

“Teachers have so many demands on them that their ability to nurture students is limited. I want to expand my capacity to nurture my students so I can cultivate my students’ capacity to learn, not just in mathematics, but overall.” 

Final thoughts: 

“I am so honored to be a part of my students’ lives helping build their agency as learners, not just of math, but in all walks of life.”

Spotlight Tweet:

Masked up and ready for another school year!

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.