Model Teachers at NNPS

Model Teachers:
Middle School Math

Meet this model teacher team and learn how college, career and citizen-ready skills come alive in their classrooms!

Ashley Feigh

Content: Math 6
School: Fitzgerald Middle
Years Taught: 9

What do you love most about teaching?
Helping students with a skill they find challenging by approaching it in a new way. I like to chunk my lessons into small pieces so that students are able to fully understand one thing before moving onto harder skills. We love to build confidence in this room.

What is the best way to describe your classroom on a typical day?
Student centered. We try to create a positive environment and encourage students to try their best each day. We try to keep our routine consistent to help students manage and understand expectations. We use Lumio daily then we use Desmos, Google Slides, Pixel Art, and IXL for independent practice.

Leanne Edwards

Content: Math 6
School: Hines Middle
Years Taught: 7

Why are you passionate about supporting fellow teachers?
My first few years of teaching were incredibly difficult because I had no additional support. If I can offer additional support to other teachers so they do not have to go through what I went through, then I will absolutely do that.

Why do you love working in NNPS?
I enjoy working with NNPS because I feel valued and supported as an educator. Coming from a school division with little to no support, it was a very welcomed change to be part of a team that puts teachers first.

Kaitlyn Edwards

Content: Math 7
School: Passage Middle
Years Taught: 7

What is the best way to describe your classroom on a typical day?
BUSY! I have the expectation for my students and myself that we are consistently working bell to bell in each class. I greet my students by the door and we get to work immediately; there is no down time. I do have brain breaks and conversations with my students in between the math, but we are constantly doing something.

What word best describes you as a teacher and why?
I think the best word to describe myself as an educator is passionate. I am always willing to help my students and colleagues and will do whatever I can to make sure everyone gets what they need. If I don't have an answer to a question, I will ask someone else or find the answer. I am constantly looking for new ideas and strategies to implement in my classroom and believe learning is a lifelong process.

Cecily McCarty-Wilson

Content: Math 8
School: Hines Middle
Years Taught: 24

What do you love most about teaching?
The part of teaching that I absolutely love is watching the students grow and succeed. The moment that the “lightbulb of learning” glows is magical. Being a part of students' growth is the most rewarding aspect of teaching.

Why do you love working in NNPS?
NNPS successfully supports teachers and students in various ways. Having worked in multiple localities in various states, I can truly say the support and resources are unmatched and appreciated.

Kristopher Santos

Content: Math 7-8
School: Fitzgerald Middle
Years Taught: 9