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Math/PE Teacher

I came to New Roots Charter School after spending a little over ten years teaching mathematics at the middle school and high school levels in New York State.  I am excited to be at New Roots Charter School as I believe in the inspiring mission and vision where all students can achieve success and thrive.  I enjoy teaching math and being a positive influence on all my students.  My goal is to see all my students become more confident not only in math but also gain a confidence in themselves.  I want my students to believe that all their goals can be achieved with hard work, dedication and perseverance.  In my free time I enjoy playing sports, traveling, and spending time with my family.  I look forward to working with all the New Roots staff and students and continuing the tradition of excellence here.