An educator since 1979, Tammy has taught students from 1st grade through college. A life long learner, Tammy is an active member in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and its Tennessee affiliates as well as a T3 Instructor for Texas Instruments. Having served on the Mathematics Feedback Group for the Common Core Standards Tammy has a unique perspective on the development of the CCSSM and the implementation of them.
As a teacher Tammy’s goal was that all students understand and appreciate the mathematics they were studying; that they could read it, write it, explore it, and communicate it with confidence; and that they would be able to use mathematics as they need to in their lives. She believes that problem solving, followed by a well-reasoned presentation of results, is central to the process of learning mathematics, and that this learning happens most effectively in a cooperative, student-centered classroom. Tammy believes that learning is experiential and in her current consulting work creates and shares educational experiences.
Currently, Tammy is consulting with individual school districts in training mathematics teachers on effective techniques for being successful in the mathematics classroom, supporting mathematics instruction, and STEM integrations.
Tammy is co-author on two book series:
From Eye On Education, Strategies for Common Core Standards for Mathematics: Implementing the Standards for Mathematical Practice (Grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12) with Leslie A. Texas.
From Eye On Education of Routledge Press of the Taylor Francis Group, Strategic Journeys for Building Logical Reasoning: Activities Across the Content Areas (Grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12) with Leslie A. Texas.