#M3TFellowFriday: Randall Wolfe

Each Friday during the school year, we will spotlight one of our M3T Fellows. This week, let’s meet Randall Wolfe from East Hardy High School!

Randall Wolfe

M3T Noyce Fellow – Cohort 2

High School Mathematics Teacher

East Hardy High School

Hardy County Schools

Twitter: @WolfeRandall

Number of years teaching: 13

Positions and Roles: Teaches grades 9-12;  Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus; Member of County Math4Life Team, School Leadership Team, County Leadership Team

Professional awards, distinctions, and points of pride: 2021 East Hardy High School Teacher of the Year; National Board Certified Teacher

Interesting personal facts: His wife, Michelle Wolfe, was recently awarded the Milken Educator Award.  Together, they have two daughters ages 10 and 12; As a family they enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and visiting tropical locations.

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

“I’m excited to learn new ideas from fellow colleagues.  As teachers, we sometimes become stagnant in our instructional practice.  With the advancements of technology and how the world is changing, students learn differently today than they did in past decades.  I’m hoping to learn new innovative strategies to foster my student’s learning.”   

Why do you teach mathematics?

“I fell in love with mathematics at an early age.  It was one of the classes I looked forward to in school (other than PE of course).   I like the systematic approach of working towards an answer which is either right or wrong and if wrong, being able to trace my steps to find mistakes.”   

What are you focused on improving about mathematics teaching?

“I want my students to see the real-world relevancy of what I teach in class.  I want them to become critical thinkers and persevere in problem solving.  This mentality must start at an early age so I hope to help teachers at prior grade levels grow this mindset in their students.”

Final Thoughts:

“Being a part of M3T has provided me with meaningful professional development to improve my instructional practice and engage students on a deeper level.”

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.