Mrs. Stipe Math?
Teaching is in my family. My dad teaches. My mother-in-law teaches, and she and I are at the same school. The result of two Stipe women in the same building? Nicknames. The kids thought of clever and catchy monikers and they stuck: Stipe 1.0 and Stipe 2.0. We joke that I’m the new-and-improved version, 2.0. Sometimes they call us Mrs. Stipe Math and Mrs. Stipe Science. Whatever works!
Drop Some Lines
I began teaching in an elementary classroom. Sometimes we’d start the year with a Bio Poem, a poem about someone’s life! Short, sweet, to the point.
creative, supportive, evolving, techie
facilitator of a class of mathematicians (Though they sometimes don’t think they are yet.)
lover of learning, math, and technology
who feels anxious about writing a blog
who needs collaboration, feedback, and more time (Said every educator ever.)
who gives and shares resources for FREE!
who fears professional complacency
who likes to see students’ (and teachers’) Ah-ha moments
supporter of teachers, answer-seeker, sharer of all the things
The Starting Blocks
I’m heading into another year of teaching, now in middle school mathematics. It’s such a great fit for me and my quirky sense of humor! Fortunately, I get to teach my students with the impressive Open Up Resources 6-8 Math curriculum by Illustrative Mathematics! You’ll be hearing all about my endeavors throughout my experiences using this curriculum. At my school, I’m also a lead technology teacher, and I really appreciate when I can merge my passions for math and tech in a lesson. I won’t say much more – that’s what the blog is for, right?
Please reach out if you have questions or comments! You can find me here or on Twitter at @mrsstipemath.