The Consortium Teaching Modules and Links 2000/2001 Leadership Program




CADRE 1:
TEAM 11:
BELETA BISCHOFF
JODALE ALES
MARY_GAIL YEATES
KATHY MEARES


2000/2001 Leadership Program

Cadre 1

Teacher Teams - Team 11

Kathy Meares

ST. JOSEPH'S ACADEMY, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA

School: St. Joseph's Academy
City: Baton Rouge
State: Louisiana
Teaching Experience: 27 year(s)
Subjects: Geometry Honors
Email: mearesk@sjabr.org

My motivation for teaching:
I always had difficulty in math in my early high school years, but I loved the subject. I wanted to be able to create a love for the learning of math in students. I feel that because of my experiences, I am a better able to understand the plight of the students in math class. As a result, I feel that I am a better teacher because of the students as they constantly challenge me to enhance their learning experience.

My favorite quote:
Life goes on!

A personal humorous school story:
My colleagues find it very humorus that when I attended St. Joseph's Academy in the 1960's I failed Algebra and made a D in Geometry. Now I am back at St. Joseph's Academy teaching Geometry and I did teach Algebra. This helps the students to realize that there is hope!!!

Favorite website URL's:

Hobbies and Interests:
Sports, Video & Music
 
Unique Interest:

Favorite Type of Music:
Country, Oldies

Favorite Cuisine:
Italian

Favorite Type of Book:
Mystery

I would like to visit:
Disney World, Hawaii

If I won $500,000, I would:
Spend it on family, Travel