Hi! My name is Julie McConnell and I am the Math Coach at Knox and Damascus. Check out our new Google Site!
I spent several years as an elementary teacher and for the past few years I have been a Math Coach. I am passionate about children learning mathematics in a fun environment where they are valued for their thinking and the questions they ask. I believe that it is invaluable for students to understand that math is about patterns, number sense, and making mistakes, NOT a series of rules and right answers.
The district adopted math program in grades K-6, Everyday Math, gives students the opportunity to explore math in this way. Everyday Math is a conceptual based program where students learn mathematics through concrete real life examples that are meaningful and memorable. The ultimate goal of the program is to build powerful mathematical thinkers, which is done throughout multiple components of the program.
I am honored to be a part of the staff at West Branch and I am looking forward to an exciting school year! Please feel free to contact me at anytime;
Damascus (330) 938-4500 ext. 4512
Knox (330) 938-1122 ext. 1127
"Good mathematics is not about how many answers you know...it's about how you behave when you don't know."