EMS Scholarship 2013 Recipient
Jackson Elementary School,
Kellie Petrick is a 5th/6th grade teacher at Jackson Elementary School in Hillsboro, Oregon. She has B.A and M. A. degrees in Elementary Education from the University of Oregon. She has taught at the elementary school level for ten years and instructed grades, including blended classrooms, from kindergarten through sixth grade. Even though her job involves all subjects, her personal passion and ambition lies within mathematics. She is close to obtaining a certificate of Elementary Mathematics Instructional Specialization from Portland State University. Kellie feels excited to apply that work on a school as well as district level. As an active participant in Developing Mathematical Ideas (DMI) courses, she works closely with her District to ensure that schools, educators, students, and parents receive professional development and growth needed to accurately reflect Common Core standards as well as best practices.
Kellie’s mathematical interests lie in supporting a range of learners within diverse classrooms to promote purposeful discourse, reasoning, modeling, proving, predicting, comparing, and thinking. Her next step is to speak at her District’s first Summer Summit conference where she will engage administrators, teachers, and classified staff in a mathematical discourse experience. Reliving mathematical experiences as adults can tremendously impact work done with students within the classrooms. Guiding learners, regardless of age, to love math is Kellie’s deep rooted passion.
Kellie expresses an enormous THANK YOU to AMTE's Elementary Mathematics Specialist Scholarship for their gift!