Hi, my name is Mrs. Goddard!
For the 2012-2013 school year, I will be on maternity leave. I will miss teaching this year, but I am grateful for the time I can spend raising our first child.
I have been a teacher at Warwick Middle School since 2001. (Prior to 2011, you may have known me as Miss Gorman!)
I absolutely LOVE teaching math. I knew I always wanted to be a teacher, but I certainly didn't expect that I'd become a math teacher! When I was in middle school, math was my least favorite subject. But, as I progressed and enrolled and in more challenging math classes in high school and college, I actually grew to love it MORE!
While attending classes at Millersville University to obtain my Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, I also conducted a three-year study to discover how students can best learn mathematical concepts using technology. My thesis won a research award, and I received special honors from the University, Elementary Education
Department, Educational Foundations Department, and the University
I also earned my Master's Degree in Educational Studies from Wilkes University.
Before teaching mathematics and pre-algebra, I served as our school's Support Instructor.
My educational philosophy is that all students can learn, but we all learn in different ways! As an educator, I prefer to facilitate inductive learning by emphasizing real-life, problem-solving tasks and promoting students' regular error analysis of their work. My daily challenge is to target all student ability levels and learning styles in order to help students achieve the Pennsylvania State Standards for Mathematics.
I value regular communication with parents and guardians, so please contact me immediately if you have a question or concern. I check and respond to emails daily. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can call me at 717-626-3701, and when I don't have a class, I will return your call.
I look forward to getting to know your child this year and meeting you at Back to School Night or any other conferences that we may have throughout the school year. It's going to be a great year!