All About Mr. Carter
Dear Parents and Families,
My name is Mr. Carter and I am excited to be your child’s math teacher. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your Scholar throughout the school year. I have the opportunity to teach the ‘Problem Solving’ component of math this year. In problem solving we focus on the process of working through details of a problem to reach a solution. Problem solving encourages and strengthens the student’s individual's critical thinking skills. I prefer to think of it as the “deep end” of math as it relates to real world context. I am enthusiastic of the opportunity to witness your Scholar’s engagement in an environment that fosters math discussion and perseverance.
In the meantime, let me tell you a little bit about myself and my credentials. I am married and I have two daughters and one son. My son is in the eighth grade this year, and my daughters are going in third and fifth grade. So I can relate first hand to what it is like having multiple schedules and priorities.
I graduated from Rockhurst University in 2009 with a Masters degree in Elementary Education. I also have a Bachelors degree in Psychology. I have been in education for eleven years and have taught in Kansas City, Missouri charter schools for seven of those years. In the past I was humbled by the opportunity to have been a member of a Cadre of Master Teachers for UMKC.
This is my third year at University Academy and it is without a doubt the best school I’ve been a part of. I anticipate great things from your child this year. I believe the key to your child’s success comes in building strong relationships between all of the investors (parents, families, and educators). Your child will learn best if they are confident in knowing that his/her parents and teacher are working together to help them achieve the highest success in both academics and behavior. I look forward to speaking with you individually, over the course of this school year, regarding your child and his/her successes.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions you may have regarding your scholar. The best way to reach me is via phone or email (my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org). Calls are forwarded to voicemail during the instructional day, so please leave a message.
I look forward to making this an exceptional year of learning for your child!