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Overview

Mary Michaele Lafferty
Michael R. Null Middle School
8th Grade Math Interventionist
 
Texas Educator Certificate
Mathematics Grades 4-8
English as a Second Language Supplemental Grades 4-8
 
Lamar University
Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance
 
Stephen F. Austin University
Teacher Certification Program
 
 
Educational Philosophy
 
I have always excelled in Math and had a passion for the subject, but most importantly, I love helping people, and what greater way than to be a Math teacher.  I am deeply committed to improving children's lives, while helping them to develop to their full potential.  With having a background reflecting over twenty years of experience in diverse business environments and 9 successful years of teaching 8th Grade Math, I look forward to the challenge of showing my students the importance of gaining a solid education and how Math correlates to everyday life.  I strive to be confident in my ability and passion to transform my subject-matter knowledge into competent teaching of mathematics to the students.
 
I feel that education is a life-long learning experience for my students and myself.  I have an educational philosophy to provide an academically challenging and creative approach to education by focusing on student-centered mathematical hands-on environment, critical thinking, problem-solving strategies, growth mindset and blended learning.  I strive to teach effectively so my students of all diverse backgrounds and learning styles can succeed to their fullest potential.
 
My goal is for my students to believe that their mathematical abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work.  I continually remind my students that I believe in them and they can do anything that they set their mind to.  I truly believe that Every Child can learn Every Day.