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All About Me


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All About Me

  1. 1. ALL ABOUT ME: BRIANA F. GIBSON May 31, 2010
  2. 2. My Beginning… <ul><li>Native of Charlotte, NC </li></ul><ul><li>Product of </li></ul><ul><li>Hampton University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BS, Economics (May 2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summa Cum Laude, Honors Graduate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presidential Scholar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Leadership Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Recruitment Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Above Deck Tap Ensemble </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delta Sigma Theta Sorority </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A spiritual, family-oriented, sorority girl, who loves to travel, give back to her community, enjoy the company of friends, read, write, act, dance, and sing, and enjoy life! </li></ul>The Essence of Me…
  4. 4. <ul><li>Only 1 in 10 students growing up in poverty will graduate from college and I believed that I could help change this. That is why I decided to join……. </li></ul>Then one day I heard…
  5. 5. <ul><li>Facilitate instruction in Foundational Algebra and Algebra I </li></ul><ul><li>Devise differentiated lessons for diverse learners </li></ul><ul><li>Create rigorous assessments aligned to the NC Standard Course of Study </li></ul><ul><li>Track and monitor student achievement, using data to drive instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor students in need of additional help after school </li></ul><ul><li>Update parents on student progress through monthly, written reports </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct parent/teacher conferences upon request </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>My Teaching Best Practices…
  6. 6. Contributing Member of the School Community <ul><li>The greatest agents of change in classrooms at West Charlotte are those that belong to teachers who consistently integrate themselves in the school community. </li></ul><ul><li>~WCHS Principal </li></ul><ul><li>Consistently rated “Above Standard” by school principal in terms of school leadership and school community involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as Student Government Advisor, Freshmen, Sophomore, and Senior Class Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor and advise juniors and seniors throughout the graduation project </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate senior exit projects </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed a faculty advisor for the Emerging Leaders Program </li></ul>I strongly believe that my greatest strength has been to align students, faculty, parents, and community together so that we can ultimately improve student achievement.
  7. 7. <ul><li>To see the light that gleams from my students’ eyes when they finally grasp a concept excites me. I strive to be prepare my students not to just be great mathematicians. I have taught my students to ask questions, and not to just accept what is given to them. This has ultimately changed the way they think…not just about math, but life in general. </li></ul>West Charlotte High School Ms. Gibson’s 2 nd period Foundations of Algebra Class
  8. 8. What Lies Ahead??? <ul><li>3 rd Year of teaching, WCHS </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Certification, Secondary Mathematics, UNCC </li></ul><ul><li>CMS Aspiring Leaders Fellowship, Cohort 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>M.Ed, Organizational Leadership, School TBD </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Leadership in an urban school district </li></ul>