Mrs. Jessica Brown
Mrs. Jessica Brown, dean of Mathematics, graduated from Tarleton State University with a B.S. in mathematics with secondary certification and a M.Ed in mathematics curriculum and instruction. She teaches developmental, dual credit, and college level math in both face-to-face and online learning settings. She finds enjoyment from helping students learn math in an anxiety free setting and mentoring instructors as they teach math in a student-centered setting. Jessica’s hope as the dean is to positively impact students, instructors, and administrators across the college.
Ms. Rebbecca Plowman is a native of Michigan, where she started her education at a rural community college. Ms. Plowman holds a B.S. and an M.A. in mathematics from Central Michigan University, where she also began her teaching career. She has taught at colleges in Michigan, Arizona, and Texas.
Ms. Plowman believes that anyone can learn to understand and appreciate mathematics. Other than math, she is a fan of science fiction, cult classics, Elvis, martial arts, and her son.
Dr. Aria Dougherty
Dr. Dougherty graduated from Lehigh University with a Ph.D. and master’s degree in pure mathematics. She completed her undergraduate work in Virginia at Mary Baldwin College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a minor in creative writing.
Dr. Dougherty leads a student-centered classroom, offering group activities and exercises designed to support the learning process in a way that is both effective and entertaining. She encourages students to work together and to ask questions, creating a friendly environment focused more on the learning process, tools, and techniques.
Mrs. Krystal Ostdiek
Mrs. Ostdiek graduated from Tarleton State University with a bachelor’s degree in education. She holds a master’s degree in education with a focus on mathematics from The University or Texas of the Permian Basin.
Mrs. Ostdiek is very passionate about ensuring that her classroom acknowledges that students come from various backgrounds and experiences, and that those experiences are what will make each class unique. Mrs. Ostdiek believes that mathematics is a unique art and all individuals have the capability to learn through exploration and real world connections.