#M3TFellow Friday: Jon Webster

Each Friday during the school year, we will spotlight one of our M3T Fellows. This week, let’s meet Jon Webster from Petersburg High School!

Jon Webster

M3T Noyce Fellow – Cohort 1

High School Mathematics Teacher

Petersburg High School

Grant County Schools

Twitter: @phsmathmagician

Number of years teaching: 9

Positions and Roles: AP Calculus Teacher, Math Instructional Coach, Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Faculty Senate President

Professional awards, distinctions, and points of pride: Lead Facilitator for Grant County in M3T Pilot, 2019-2020 Grant County High School Teacher of the Year, Started AP Calculus AB program at Petersburg High School, 2020 Cumberland Times-News Girls Basketball Coach of the Year, 2020 Potomac Valley Conference Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

Interesting personal facts: Married to Danielle Webster with sons Carson (4 years old) and Jackson (1 year old)

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

“I am excited to be a part of a community of teachers across the state working to improve math education. I am interested in working to not only improve student learning but also improve their experiences in math class.”

Why do you teach mathematics?

“I enjoy teaching mathematics because I enjoy teaching kids to critically think and problem solve. I love asking questions and I love it when students ask questions. I enjoy making math class a place where both the students and teacher can gain a deeper and/or new perspective on a variety of concepts.”

What are you focused on improving about mathematics teaching?

“Mathematics teaching is hard because not everything appears to have an application and many students have bad experiences in math class. I am interested in finding ways to make class a relevant and rewarding experience for students.” 

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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, https://m3twv.org. You can also follow us on Twitter, @m3t_wv.