#M3TFellowFriday: Hope Wright

Each Friday during the school year, we will spotlight one of our M3T Fellows. This week, let’s meet Hope Wright from Fairmont Senior High School!

Hope Wright

M3T Noyce Fellow – Cohort 1

High School Mathematics Teacher

Fairmont Senior High School

Marion County Schools


Number of years teaching: 12

Positions and Roles: AP Calculus Teacher, Math Department Chair, Teacher Education Coordinator, HSTA Teacher

Professional awards, distinctions, and points of pride: M3T Fellow

Interesting personal facts: Has been married to husband Brad for 10 years, has 3 daughters: Cora (7), Clare (4), and Callie (5 months), loves to travel the world, hike and run around West Virginia, and in the summer loves to exercise, read, and binge-watch TV shows.

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

“I am excited to be in a collaborative community with like minded individuals pursuing the same goal of bettering the teaching of mathematics.  I love working and learning from such a talented group of individuals.”

Why do you teach mathematics?

“I love math, and I love to share this amazing subject with others.  Through teaching, it is my hope that I can create enthusiasm and enjoyment from the subject.  The best gift I can receive as a teacher is watching the spark flick in the eyes of my students.”

What are you focused on improving about mathematics teaching?

“Year after year, I am finding it more challenging to motivate my students to find interest in anything that doesn’t deliver instant gratification.  I am interested in not only exploring how to expand interest in math through conversation and engaging challenges, but also explore how assessing and assigning grades affects performance.”

Final Thoughts:

“Do the best you can until you know better, and when you know better, do better.”

Maya Angelou

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