M.S, B.Ed, M.Phil
Touching lives since 1986
Jasper County Employee since 2007
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
STEM Ambassador The Citadel, Charleston, SC 2014
Master of Philosophy University of Madras, India 1999
Bachelor of Education Madurai Kamaraj University, India 1986
Master of Science Madurai Kamaraj University, India 1985
Bachelor of Science Madurai Kamaraj University, India 1983
Biography & Philosophy
Teaching is a rewarding experience. My objective is to develop math skills, knowledge, experience, reasoning, integrity, courtesy, health, creativity, and versatility. Every day I strive to get students to appreciate math and apply it to their lives. Preparing them to become lifelong independent learners, problem solvers, analytical and critical thinkers is my goal. I want them to learn to persevere, think things through, and most importantly, to never give up. In my mind, one of the most rewarding experiences is to see a student, who may have initially been struggling, gradually blossom and start liking math. It is important for students to build on their prior learning and knowledge of key math concepts and to make connections to their own world. Inquiry, problem solving, discussion, and question posing are all important parts of mathematics learning.
Shaping children and laying the foundation to become emerging leaders is my target. My students will obtain abilities to critically assess numerical and graphical information; learn to formulate strategies for solving problems; and acknowledge the importance of being intellectually curious throughout their adult lives. Mathematics develops computational skills, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. The theory, discipline, and techniques taught in mathematics courses are especially important in today's society.
I am an experienced and devoted educator in the Jasper County School District, and have been touching the lives of children nationally and internationally for the past 31 years. Even teaching the same subject for numerous years, I note that no year is really the same. And eventually, one can work up to teaching more challenging levels of mathematics. I have obtained two masters degrees, Master of Science in Math and Master of Philosophy in Math.