Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to 7th grade Math!
I have a BS in Elementary Education I received from Winthrop University. I started my teaching career at Chesterfield Middle School in Chesterfield, SC where I taught 7th grade math, 8th grade math and Social Studies over the 7 years I spent there. While teaching, I received my Master’s Degree in Education from Francis Marion University. In 2005, my husband and I moved to Summerville, where I taught at Clay Hill Middle School for a year (6th and 7th grade math) befire transferring to DuBose. Since I've been here, I have taught 6th grade math, 6th grade social studies, and 7th grade math.
My husband Chad and I have 1 spoiled dog, Maximus, a Boxer. He goes with us almost everywhere. My husband and I both have Harleys and ride as much as we can. We also enjoy travelling the U.S. in our Winnebago. Some of my other favorite hobbies are reading, listening to music, watching movies, painting, and putting together puzzles. I also love exploring the historic places in the area. My nieces come to visit every year, and we try to find something a new place to explore.
Power School Information
Checking PowerSchool regularly is the best way to stay informed about how you are doing in class and on top of your grades.
- You can click on the grade for math, and PowerSchool will display the assignments included in that grade.
- Look at the due dates to see upcoming assignments so you can prepare.
- View details to see a description or a hyperlink to the document.
- If an assignment is marked “--” by the grade, the teacher has not yet entered the grade.
- If the assignment was not turned in it will be marked "!" for missing. Only absent students are allowed to turn work in late. It should be turned in on the very next day you are in school after the due date.
- If an assignment is turned in after the due date, please understand that it will be a few days (usually until the following Friday) before the grade will be updated.
- Look for upcoming assignments in PowerSchool. The due dates will let you know when it will occur in class, or the last day it can be turned in by.
- The weekly newsletter sent by Mr. Garner will also let you know what is coming up each week for a grade.
- Check your student agendas. They are supposed to copy down the "Weekly Plan" each Monday in class so they know what to expect for the week.
Students are expected to complete a lesson a week. They should spend at least 30 minutes on APEX each week. Each lesson has guided notes that go with it. Students should work through the guided notes for the assigned lesson. Once completed, the guided notes should be turned in. I will add points for completing the guided notes to each Lesson. Check the calendar, and PowerSchool for lesson due dates. For students who have not completed the assigned lesson, they can complete it late for reduced credit. They have 3 chances to do the "TEST IT!" If they are unhappy with the grade after 3 tries, I am willing to reset it for them, but they should seek some help from me or Mrs. Lewis before retrying. They should not allow the extra retakes to make them fall behind though. Any extra time needed to complete the assignment should be done from home, or during courtyard time. Stduents can access APEX from the Learning Lab or the Library.