Elizabeth Jones

Math Educater jonesea@lisd.net

Objective

A teaching job at a campus where teachers, staff, parents, students and community members work collaboratively for the benefit of all learners.

Experience

Williams High School in Plano July 2003-June 2006


I started my teaching career at Williams High School in East Plano. Williams High School is a 9-10 center in East Plano. At Williams I taught Geometry for my first year and then Algebra 1 for the following 2 years.


Lewisville High School July 2007-June2012


I taught at LHS Main for 5 years. While at LHS Main I taught Algebra 1, Geometry, Geometry A/B, PAP Geometry, and Algebra 2. While at LHS I had the opportunity to:

· Design my standards-aligned School Web page as a vehicle for students to review, practice, and work collaboratively to learn content and skills.

· Apply for and receive several grants to earn technology such as the Classroom Performance System, Model Classroom Teacher Grant to earn a SMART Board and the Smart Slate, and an LEF grant to earn 4 iPads for classroom use before the district implementation of 1:X.


Lewisville High School Killough June 2012-Present


I decided to volunteer to transfer to the Killough campus when the district converted the campus from a 9th grade center to a 9th and 10th grade center. I felt like the younger students were whom I wanted to teach. I have enjoyed my time at Killough. While at Killough I had the opportunity to:

· Be one of the first teachers from my school to attend iBooks Author training and implement iBooks in my classroom

· Learn many ways of incorporating iPad apps into the classroom such as iBooks, Kahoot, Edmodo, Socrative, Educreations, QR codes, Desmos, iMovie and BaiBoard among others

· Attended many training sessions on Kagan Structures, Thinking Maps, and a plethora of technology training sessions (because I love instructional technology).

· Welcome esteemed guests into my classroom such as Superintendent Dr. Stephen Waddell, Zone Leader Buddy Bonner, and Educational Technology Director Jerram Froese

Edcation

University of Texas at Dallas 1/1999-5/2003

I attended the University of Texas at Dallas and earned a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. I graduated with honors and was the vice president and cofounder of the math club.


I earned my teaching certificate in Secondary Mathematics grades 6-12 in 2003.

Skills

· Planning collaboratively

· Learning new technology

· Incorporating Google Drive into my classroom

· Using Smart Notebook Software to design engaging, standards-based lessons

· Using iBooks to flip classroom instruction and differentiate learning

· Creating engaging lessons using a variety of tools and strategies

· Utilizing Thinking Maps to make learning visible

· Employing Kagan Structures to engage students and increase collaboration

· Building positive relationships with students

· Developing open communication with parents through a variety of communication tools

· Building websites

· Constructing iTunes U courses

· Exhibiting Flexibility

· Demonstrating a willingness to learn and try new things

· Utilizing efficient time management

References

· Jayne Germany, Strategic Design Coach, germanyj@lisd.net

· Sam Hawke, Geometry Teacher at LHS Killough , HawkeS@lisd.net

· Melanie Miller, Math Department Head at LHS Killough, MILLERMELANIE@lisd.net

Check out my Geometry iTunes U course by clicking the link below!