I hope you are ready for a challenge everyday in my classroom. I hate to waste good tax dollars with goofing off! I will push you everyday in preparation for graduation and success in college!
It is very important that you learn to back your work up! I enforce the ability to express your mathematics verbally (what is the question asking you to do), numerically (back your work up with a table), graphically (be able to show an appropriate graph in a given domain/range), and analytically (show your work algebraically!!!). One of the biggest hookups kids have with math, is that they cannot "explain" or connect why they do something!
Graduated from Texas Woman's University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with Secondary Certification in math for grades 6-12, and physics in 2008.
I am highly qualified in teaching AP and Pre-AP courses.
DUTIES AT MISD:
I have been teaching at Muenster High School since the fall of 1991. I am entering my 32nd year at MHS! (Am I really old enough to be teaching that long????)
I will teach the following courses:
Algebra II, Fundamentals of College Algebra (FOCA), Precalculus, AP Calculus, and Academic Enrichment
I also am the coordinator for the high school TMSCA (Texas Math and Science Coaches' Association), and Co-Coordinator for the HS UIL program. I coach number sense for grades 4-12 and high school mathematics for both TMSCA and UIL.
I am married to Brian "Zeke" Hess, and we have two daughters, Erin and Halle. Erin is a 2014 graduate of Muenster High School. Halle is a junior at MHS and will graduate in 2024. Zeke and I are both natives of Muenster and enjoy living and working in our hometown.