Hello from Baytown, Texas!
Hello to all. My name is Amy Henderson and I am the K-12 Math Coordinator for Goose Creek CISD in Baytown, Texas. We are a district of approximately 25,000 students.
My journey to education began in the dental field. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch. I began my career as a Dental Hygienist, with intentions of eventually teaching Dental Hygiene. After about 15 years, I decided to take a break and stay home with my youngest child. During that time, I joined the PTO at my children’s school, and began substitute teaching. It didn’t take long for me to realize I loved teaching children, so I pursued my teaching certificate. I taught 2nd grade self-contained, then moved to 2nd grade math/science. After 3 years in 2nd grade, I was moved to 5th grade, where I spent the next 10 years teaching 5th grade self-contained, math, and math/science. During this time, I pursued my Masters degree in Educational Administration and received my principal certification. I became the Elementary Math Instructional Specialist for the district in 2014, and have been in my role as K-12 Math Coordinator for the last 2 years.
I joined Making Math Moments Matter because I have been listening to the podcast, and I want to be part of a community that has the same mathematical mindset as I do. I am on a journey to change the way math is being taught in my district, and I want to have a place I can get ideas, and share ideas, with other colleagues.