Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin Certified to teach Math 8-12 and ELA 9-12
Mrs. Carrie Cummings
Hello! Welcome to my homepage!
I am originally from Austin, TX, and lived there from birth through my graduation from the University of Texas. I received my BA in English, and worked at the University of Texas Alumni Center for a few years. I actually began teaching as a substitute teacher at a DAEP program in Conroe. I discovered that I had a passion for teaching students who struggle in school, whether the struggle be academic, behavioral, or just circumstantial. I also discovered that teaching MATH was a passion, and that I could use my English degree to help figure out the best way to explain a math problem to a math-resistant student or to a gifted student whose brain works differently than mine! I have now been teaching high school math for 14 years, and can't envision doing anything else. I came to Pearland ISD to teach at ALA, the discipline campus for Pearland ISD located at the PACE Center, and taught all of the math courses PISD offers for 7 years, and I am now a 4th year Dawson Eagle!
I am married to my husband, Scott, who is a local pastor, and we have three children: Jake, who is 18 and a freshman Musical Theater major at Sam Houston State University, Ben, who is 15 and a sophomore at Dawson, and Caroline, who is 11 and a 6th grader at Rogers.
If you'd like to learn a bit more about me, view my MEET YOUR TEACHER VIDEO!
Tutorial Schedule: During the phase-in portion of the reopening, in-class learners will be able to receive tutorial help from me on Mondays/Wednesdays during the last 15 minutes of class, and most mornings before school starting at 6:45 am (except Mondays when I have hall duty). Remote learners will have that opportunity during my remote office hours each day from 12:22 - 12:52 through my Team on Microsoft TEAMS, and ALL students have access to me during my Friday phase-in office hours from 12-1pm. Please take advantage of these times as the best way to receive extra help/assistance from me.
Remind: Sign up for Remind messages from Mrs. Cummings! If you are an Algebra 1 student, you can search for the code: @a1-dawson, or text @a1-dawson to 81010 (parents use this code instead: @a1-parents) . If you are a Pre-AP Algebra 2 student, you can search for the code: @papa2-daw, or text @papa2-daw to 81010 (parents use this code instead: @papa2-par).
Grades. You can check your student's grade on Skyward.
Class Calendar and Files: All of my curriculum (including notes documents, instructional videos, practice resources, assignments, test reviews and test review videos, etc.) will be loaded into Canvas this year (Canvas link). There will be modules with a heading for each day, and under each day, will be pages with instructional videos/blank notes templates (if there is a way to print them out or fill them out digitally and save the edited document), links to online assignments, as well as test reviews and test review videos that prepare students for the assessment over that unit, and a host of other resources. Virtual/remote learning students will be using Canvas as their gateway to learning for this class, but once the 1:1 devices have been received, even Face-to-Face learners will have the ability to access the online curriculum and activities as well. This will especially come in handy during inevitable absences (any student will be able to easily see what was missed) and also if our campus has to close temporarily as it did last year.
Thank you for allowing me to work with your student, and please contact me with any questions or concerns. Communication between me, your student, and you, the parent/guardian, will ensure their success and that their needs are met!