Degrees and Certifications:
BS Mathematics Education Texas Teaching Certification in Mathematics (9-12) National Board Certification in Mathematics (ages 14 - 18+)
Mrs. Dorothy Long
Welcome to Pre-AP Algebra I and Algebra 2! My name is Dorothy Long. I have been married almost 30 years and we have 2 boys: Christopher 23 and Brandon 14. Since we live in PHS zone, Brandon will be a freshman this year at PHS, yeah! I'm not sure he feels the same way, though, lol. I am from Alexandria, Louisiana. In 1990, I received my BS degree in Mathematics Education from Louisiana College. In 2010, I earned my National Board Certification in Adolescence and Young Adulthood Mathematics, which is one of my most proud achievements in the field of education. I moved to Texas five years ago, so this will be my 6th year at PHS. I am Oiler Proud!
I love MATH! I know that's weird, but it's true. My students think I get too excited that this stuff. My teaching philosophy: I am not in the classroom to teach, (seams weird, since I'm a teacher), I'm here to "help students learn"! I know the best thing I can do for my students is to prepare them for the next step in order to reach their goals in life. This is the only year they take Algebra 2, so if they don't learn what they are supposed to, then I am setting them up for failure next year. The best way to achieve this goal is to gain their respect by being personable, caring, compromising, respectful, and lots of times forgiving. My students start everyday with a clean slate. I do not let what they did yesterday interfere with how I treat them today.
Conference Time: 2nd Period 8:08 - 8:55
Tutoring Times: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Mega Lunch B
Tuesday 2:25 - 3:00
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