Math

Mrs. Jessica Brown

Mrs. Brown, chair of the Math division, graduated from Tarleton State University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with Secondary Certification and a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis in mathematics. Her classroom is student-centered, with collaborative activities intended to create opportunities for peer tutoring and one-on-one instruction.

Students in Mrs. Brown’s classroom are encouraged to explore mathematics through inquiry, discovery-based learning, and group discussions to enhance the learning experience.

Rebbecca Plowman

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.