Mary Lou Andrews was certified in AYA Mathematics in 1999 and recertified in 2009. She received her BS in Math from the University of Tampa and MEd in Math Education from the University of South Florida. Mary Lou taught at Brandon High School for 19 years, and has been at Armwood High School since 2003, where she has held the position of Math Dept head since 2004. She has served as a trainer in the district and through CTA, mentored NB candidates since being certified in 1999, and currently serves on the NBCT Superintendent Advisory Council.
Categories: Demonstrating Knowledge of Students (1B), Designing Coherent Instruction (1E), Managing Classroom Procedures (2C), Procedures & Routines, Reflecting on Teaching (4A)
Ms. Apgar has been teaching in Hillsborough County for 22 years-all 22 years at Ferrell Girls Preparatory Academy (formerly Middleton Middle School and Ferrell Middle School). She earned National Board Certification in 2005, scored for National Boards for the two summers that followed, and renewed certification in 2014. Ms. Apgar holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education, as well as a Master of Instructional Technology degree from the University of South Florida. Ms. Apgar is certified in Math 6 – 12 and Middle Grades Math 5 – 9, and also has her Gifted Endorsement. Along the years, Ms. Apgar has helped write and implement Geometry content training through the ACE and Promise grants, and helped write various mathematics curricula for the last two summers.
Categories: Classroom Management, Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources & Technology (1D), Engaging Students in Learning (3C), Establishing a Culture for Learning (2B), Instructional Technology, Managing Classroom Procedures (2C), Managing Student Behavior (2D), Mentoring NBCT Candidates, Model Classroom, Middle, Technology Training
The saying, “you never know where life takes you!” is a reflection of Lisa’s teaching career. Her teaching experience spans from Kindergarten to Middle School. In addition to teaching, Lisa’s out-of-the-box thinking and love for math guided her toward becoming an author. To date, she has written and published 18 children’s math books and looks forward to writing more. Currently, Lisa teaches 4th and 5th grade science and math.