Each Friday during the school year, we will spotlight one of our M3T Fellows. This week, let’s meet Amy Salmons from Tug Valley High School!
M3T Noyce Fellow – Cohort 2
High School Mathematics Teacher
Tug Valley High School
Mingo County Schools
Number of years teaching: 16
Positions and Roles: Math Department Chair and teaches Math 3 and AP Calculus
Professional awards, distinctions, and points of pride: Is a National Board Certified Teacher, won the 2013 Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award, was 2020 Tug Valley High School Teacher of the Year
Interesting personal facts: She is the proud mother of Katie, an English teacher at the same school. Katie is also her best friend!
Why are you excited to be part of the M3T project?
“I am excited to work collaboratively with the best teachers in the state to improve not only my instruction in the classroom, but also the instruction of math teachers at my school and in my county.”
Why do you teach mathematics?
“I teach math because I want my students to be able to reason and problem solve. I want my students to understand the importance of math and how useful it can be not only at school but in their day-to-day activities. Most of all, teaching math brings me joy and I get to share that joy with my students every day. Being able to do what you love every day, and share that enthusiasm with young minds is a wonderful job to have.”
What are you focused on improving about mathematics teaching?
“The pandemic has brought new challenges to teaching math. This coming year, teachers at my school will be expected to use their online platform with students at home while simultaneously using it at school with students in class. I am focused on improving my online curriculum with lessons that are engaging and relevant.”
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.