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  • Tammy Gelenaw

    July 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm


    My name is Tammy and I am a 6th grade math teacher in Richland, WA.

    Like many other educators here, I took advantage of many of NCTM’s webinars through the 100 days of professional development, and was especially excited about the MMMTM presentation.

    I am currently working on renewing my National Board certification, and I am nervous and excited about what that will look like teaching online.

    I am an Air Force veteran and my job was as a security police officer. When I got out, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do so earned a BA is Law and Justice and a BS in Sociology. I finally found my calling as a teacher and since the beginning of my career I have been drawn to low income schools.

    I have struggled for all 16 years of my teaching career with finding ways to engage students of poverty in their math journey: to find rich tasks that promote productive struggle and that spark students interest in learning math. MMMTM offers everything I have been looking for – all in one place!