Math Department

  • Department Chair

    Brian Parker

    Extension: 20501

    Email: brian.parker@orange.k12.nc.us

     

    Classes/Syllabus

    Block 1: 

    Block 2: Calculus Honors

    Block 3: Math 2

    Block 4: Calculus Honors


    Teacher

    Hannah Blackburn

    Extension: 20508

    Email: hannah.blackburn@orange.k12.nc.us

     

    Classes/Syllabus

    Block 1: Math 4

    Block 2: Math 4

    Block 3: Math 1

    Block 4: 


    Teacher

    Jessica Curasi

    Extension: 20400

    Email: jessica.curasi@orange.k12.nc.us

    College Attended: East Carolina University

    Why I am a Teacher: I wanted to become an educator because of the joy I get from helping others understand the content that I have so much love for. Also, part of being an educator is getting the chance to form relationships. Teaching is hard, but it has so many more rewarding aspects than hardships. Teaching has been my dream since I was a little girl, and it is my passion.

    Heroes: My heroes are my parents. My parents have always pushed me to do my best in everything that I do. Their parenting skills and dedication to me are the reasons I am where I am today. My parents are both so determined and dedicated with their jobs and with little things outside of their jobs. I strive to have their determination and to always put my best foot forward. My parents are so supportive of me, and I am so lucky to have them to look up to.

    Favorite Book: I like to read but don't have a favorite book. The genre I like best is mysteries.

     

    Classes/Syllabus

    Block 1: 

    Block 2: Math 3

    Block 3: Math 4 Honors

    Block 4: Math 4 Honors


    Teacher

    David Gaddy

    Extension: 20509

    Email: david.gaddy@orange.k12.nc.us

    College Attended: The Campbell University

    Why I am a Teacher: In the short time I have on Earth, I want to make a positive impact on any and every student I come in contact with for their education, but also for their everyday life.

    Heroes: My dad is my hero. Dad woke up at 430 am for the first 15 years of my life and worked until 6 pm in the evening Monday through Friday. For the next 18 years of my life, he survived two cancers, multiple heart attacks and stroke, and other health complications. My dad was the model of endurance, perseverance, and laughter in the face of fear, even in his last moments of life. I hope to be half the father, husband, and human that he was.

    Favorite Book: Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

     

    Classes/Syllabus

    Block 1: Math 2 Honors

    Block 2: Math 2 Honors

    Block 3: Math 2 Honors

    Block 4: 


    Teacher

    Ashley Howard

    Extension: 20500

    Email: ashley.howard@orange.k12.nc.us

    College: UNC Greensboro

    What I am a Teacher: As a high school student, I helped one of my math teachers tutor after school. In doing so, I realized that I loved working with young adults and teaching them something that I love so much. Also, I really enjoy the relationships that come from teaching. These relationships allow me to help students navigate this crazy thing we call life. I believe that it is important for students to have many adults to help support and encourage them along the way.

    Favorite Book: Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

     

    Classes/Syllabus

    Block 1: Foundations of Math 2

    Block 2: Foundations of Math 2

    Block 3: Math 2

    Block 4: 


    Teacher

    Katrina Okoli

    Extension: 20503

    Email: 

     

    Classes/Weekly Instructional Plans

    Block 1: Math 2 Welcome Letter

    Block 2: Foundations of Math 1

    Block 3: Foundations of Math 1

    Block 4: 


    Teacher

    Mary Beth Smith

    Extension: 20505

    Email: marybeth.smith@orange.k12.nc.us

    College Attended: Illinois State University

    Why I am a Teacher: I am an EC teacher by trade, fluent in sign language. My goal was to teach Math to Hearing Impaired students. I student taught many years ago in a middle school deaf classroom, teaching math, and loved it. I continue to teach math, however, the self-contained deaf student classrooms do not really exist anymore.

    Heroes: Teachers

    Favorite Book: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

     

    Classes/Syllabus

    Block 1: Math 1

    Block 2: Foundations of Math 1

    Block 3: Math 1

    Block 4: 


    Teacher

    Kelly Young

    Extension: 20502

    Email: kelly.young@orange.k12.nc.us

    College Attended: North Carolina State University

    Why I am a Teacher: I have always enjoyed helping people. Math was always my best subject and I really enjoyed helping my friends understand certain topics in math because it can be a very frustrating subject. I love watching students experience that "AH-HA" moment and really start to enjoy learning.

    Heroes: My Me-maw: She is one of the strongest ladies I know. She is the oldest of 7 children and worked the farm while helping her parents with her younger siblings. She raised 3 young children after my grandfather passed away. My Me-maw continued to run the family farm while working multiple jobs in town in order to give her children what they needed. She has always worked so hard her entire life and has always given her family so much love. I am so proud to be her granddaughter and hope to be as strong as she is one day.

    Favorite Book: The Westing Game

     

    Classes/Syllabus

    Block 1: Honors PreCalculus

    Block 2: Honors Math 2

    Block 3: 

    Block 4: Honors PreCalculus


    Teacher

    Emily Quadrio

    Extension: 

    Email: emily.quadrio@orange.k12.nc.us

     

    Classes/Syllabus

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    Block 2: 

    Block 3: 

    Block 4: 


    Teacher

    Angela Wimberly

    Extension:

    Email: 

     

    Classes/Syllabus

    Block 1: 

    Block 2: Honors Math 3  Passcode: 869050

    Block 3: Honors Math 3  Passcode: 869050

    Block 4: