Welcome, 7th grade Tigers! This is my 5th year at Gorzycki and I am super excited to be back! Team 7-2 rocks!
Here's a little bit about me: I've been teaching math for over 10 years now and I can't imagine doing anything else! I grew up in San Antonio, Texas (which is where my parents still live) and have been a big Spurs fan for as long as I can remember. I went to college in North Carolina at a small liberal arts college named Davidson College (it had about the same number of students that we have here at Gorzycki). After I graduated, I lived in Chicago and Denver for a few years before I finally made my way back to Texas.
My wife and I have a 2-year-old son named Emmett as well as 2 dogs and a cat. When I am not busy teaching, I like to travel. I went to Colorado this past summer. I've been to many different states and foreign countries over the years and have learned a lot from the various cultures. In my downtime, you can usually catch me reading or going to the theatre or taking a nice run around the lake on the Hike and Bike Trail downtown.
I am really looking forward to meeting all of the new students and parents that I will get to work with on Team 7-2 in the 2018-2019 school year! I hope everyone has had a fun and restful summer. Feel free to contact me at any time with your thoughts and questions. I can't wait to see what we are capable of achieving together this year!
Tutoring is offered on Thursdays during Excel.
Remind Text Messages
To receive reminders about upcoming assignments and important dates via text message, dial (512) 670-8976, then type in & send the following codes:
7th Grade Math & Pre-AP: @mathgms18
7th Grade Accelerated Math: @advmath18
***A Note about the Advanced Math Class***
The Advanced Math Curriculum is designed to give students the opportunity to take high school credit classes while still in middle school.
- Students on the Algebra Pathway will be learning material that is 1 year ahead of their current grade level by the time they are in 7th
- Students on the Geometry Pathway will be learning material that is 2 years ahead of their current grade level by the time they are in 7th
In order to meet the expectations of the Advanced Math Curriculum, the student is expected to maintain a Six-Weeks Average of an 80 or higher.
- On the Algebra Pathway, a student that does not meet this expectation at the end of a six-weeks grading period will be placed on academic probation. If they do not meet the expectation at the end of another six-weeks grading period, the student’s math teacher will recommend that the student be moved into a grade-level Pre-AP course.
- On the Geometry Pathway, a student that does not meet this expectation at the end of a six-weeks grading period will be placed on academic probation. They will then be re-evaluated every 3 weeks. If they do not meet the expectation during each of these evaluations, the student’s math teacher will recommend that the student be moved into an Advanced Math class on the Algebra Pathway.