About

Why hello.

If you’re here, that means you hopefully liked my blog and wanted to hear a little more about my story.

My name is LeeAnn Allen and I’ve been teacher in Memphis, TN since Fall 2012. I currently teach Geometry in a charter school.

I used to live in Seattle, WA and graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, CA (outside of LA). My degree is in Biochemistry, so that obviously qualifies me to teach math (jk, no it doesn’t, but I wouldn’t trade math for bio or chem any day). I came to Memphis via the Teach For America program.

I am very passionate about education equity, especially in the United States (although, I obviously would like to see everyone everywhere have equal opportunity and access to a great education). My alma mater is a women’s college so I have a special place in my heart for learning how to encourage and support women’s interest in the various STEM fields.

If you want to chat more, you can tweet me @leeannt519

 

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One comment

  1. Dear LeeAnn,

    As a proponent of math education in the United States, we need your help to promote our nationwide math competition by blogging or posting about it on your blog/forum.

    As you probably already know, despite the fact that the US spends the most money on education per capita, our students are ranked 25th globally for math proficiency. The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to improving that statistic. MATHCOUNTS’ third annual “ Math Video Challenge” is a math competition for 6th to 8th graders that encourages student innovation as they create and star in their own math videos, thus exciting them to pursue higher education in math.

    As the webmaster of this blog, we are asking you to help support this effort by mentioning us in your next blog or forum post or promoting our logo with a link to the site. So far this contest has gathered over 500
    submissions and millions of views on the videos. Our goal this year is this year is to do even better. With your help, we are confident we will reach this goal.

    For more information on MATHCOUNTS or the Math Video Challenge, visit our webpages at mathcounts.org and videochallenge.mathcounts.org/math-camera-action.

    Respectfully,

    Jake Byrnes

Learning is having new questions to ask (thanks, Chris Danielson).

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