7th Grade Math
I have the following Oklahoma Teaching Certifications:
This is my second year here at Byng Junior High and I am so excited to continue to work on this amazing campus with such a great group of professionals. I am currently teaching seventh grade math including the advanced math class. My classes are focused building the necessary math skills to be successful in life and career. My goal is to help students recognize their personal learning strengths and begin to discover their potential for school and life in general. I am here to challenge my students to think mathematically and problem solve so that they will be prepared for future math classes as well as life situations.
I am starting my 27th year of teaching and have been a special education teacher for 17 of those years and a general education teacher for 9 of them.
Last year, I taught in the 7-9 grade special educational math lab. I previously taught at the Homer Elementary of Byng Schools from August 2007 to May 2017 in the Special Education Mild Lab in grades 3-5. Before that I taught third grade at Vanoss for a year when we first moved to Ada.
Prior to that I taught thirteen and half years in the Paradise Valley School District in Phoenix, Arizona: 7 years teaching Math Rotation in 6th grade at Arrowhead Elementary; 1 year teaching a self-contained 5th grade class at Arrowhead Elementary; 5 years teaching in the mild lab at the high school level in the subjects of math, english, and social studies at grades 9-12 at Paradise Valley High School; 1 year in the mild lab at an elementary school for reading, math, and language at Desert Springs Elementary
My name is Laura Brown and I am married to Weston Brown who is the Supervisor of the Ada Chickasaw Early Childhood Center previously the Head Start. We have been happily married since 1993. We have two children Malachi and Zachary. Malachi graduated from Byng in 2012. Malachi loves games, puzzles, singing, technology, art, graphic design, and is becoming an amazing young man. He is currently working as an accountant for the CTS gaming center in Chickasaw Nation. Zachary is no longer with us but was a blessing while he a was part of our family. We also have our nephew, Liam, staying with us for awhile who has been a good addition to our household.
Pets have always been an important part of our family and we currently have 5 critters living with us. Buster is part German Shepard and part Hound dog. He is a large protective dog who is a very emotional and loves music, happy movies, yummy treats, and most toys. Indy is our toy poodle who is always out for an adventure. He loves to play, protect, dig, eat food, and wrestle with his toys. Our puppy is Dundee who is still being trained to be a good dog is German Shephard Mix. He has an amazing spirit and is full of curiousity, strength, and intelligence. Shanty is our oldest animal and is a rescue cat that was found abandoned under our shed in Phoenix. He is an orange cat who loves to be the alpha male of all our animals. Shanty is cool and very friendly. He loves food, hair bands, tuna water, and quilts. Dicey is our black cat with white highlights and is our only female animal and she is currently living with Malachi. She likes to chase her tail, dance, meow, and play. All of our pets are an important part of our family and we all get along fabulously.
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Although I have numerous hobbies there are a few that stand out as my favorites.