All about Ms. McCormick

a brief overview and peek into her life

Teaching high school math since 1993

Ms. McCormick earned her Bachelor of Science in Math Education from the University of Scranton (Scranton, PA) in 1993, her Master of Arts in Math Education from Western Governor's University (Salt Lake City, UT) in 2008, and her Specialist in Education for Curriculum and Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate, TN) in 2012.

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Ms. McCormick has been teaching with Georgia Virtual School since 2013. Working in three different systems in the Metro Atlanta area for over 20 years, Ms. McCormick has taught nearly every high school mathematics subject at every level. She has served on many committees, participated in school events, coached several sports, and sponsored clubs and activities in her schools. She was the 2013-14 Teacher of the Year at her current high school.
Ms. McCormick is originally from Pennsylvania but has lived in Georgia since 1993. She currently resides in east Metro Atlanta with her youngest daughter and three dogs and cats. Ms. McCormick enjoys spending time with her daughter, learning about new technology, reading, running 5K races, and relaxing with some football or baseball on the TV.
Ms. McCormick has been a player, a coach, and an umpire for women's lacrosse. She has officiated youth, high school and college games. This picture was taken at the draw for a fall season game between Kennesaw State University and Reinhardt University several years ago. This season (spring 2016) is year two of the new girls' lacrosse program at her current face to face high school. As a team full of first time players, the 2015 season saw 2 wins which McCormick considers remarkable; the wins came against established teams. This marks the second lacrosse program that Ms. McCormick has started in the 23 years she's taught in the public school systems in Georgia.
Ms. McCormick cares deeply about her students and although not all students may develop a passion for mathematics, she does sincerely hope that she can encourage her students to try their best; students often find that math isn't quite as hard as they originally thought.

AP Calculus class of 2014

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“There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.” --Robert Frost