I am a mother of two children who cares about inclusion and equity in our schools, in our community and the wider world. I believe that education is the civil rights issue of our time and all our students have the right to a quality education that allows them to blossom and live up to their full potential. I decided to become a math teacher as I believe that mathematics is a tool for understanding one’s world, and it holds a unique place as the facilitator of learning in almost every other field of study. I completed my M.A.T. Adolescence Education – Mathematics program at Ithaca College, NY, and I am certified to teach grades 7-12 math in New York State and grades 5-12 math in Massachusetts. In addition, I have a M.P.S. degree in Learning, Teaching & Social Policy and a M.S. degree in Biostatistics from Cornell University, and a M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from India. Prior to pursuing my M.A.T. and math teaching certifications, I worked at Cornell University for several years at the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research. I served the Cornell social sciences research community as a statistical consultant, computer programmer, instructor, confidential data custodian and research collaborator. I taught workshops in statistical computer programming for statistical data analysis and supported Cornell faculty in research involving confidential census and survey data. I have co-authored several publications with Cornell faculty in peer-reviewed journals. These studies explored relationships between employment status, education, alcohol abuse, mental health, and family violence.
I joined New Roots team in the fall of 2015 and have taught classes in introductory and college Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Pre-Calculus and Calculus, and computer Coding. Prior to joining New Roots, I taught math at a charter high school near Boston, MA, and in middle and high schools in Ithaca and surrounding school districts – Newfield, Dryden, Lansing, Trumansburg & Groton.
I love teaching math and enjoy guiding my students in discovering math for themselves. At New Roots, I cherish the individual attention that I am able to give to my students; with their resilience and determination, my students inspire me every day. My hope is that I am able to foster a love of learning in my students so that they are able to pursue all they want to achieve in life.