Deborah Seldomridge teaches mathematics to high school students at Keyser High School in Keyser. In the course of her tenure as a mathematics teacher, Ms. Seldomridge realized that positive exposure to mathematics at an early age made success more likely in later years. On the basis of this theory, Ms. Seldomridge successfully authored a grant that enabled primary school teachers throughout the country to "initiate a program of parent involvement in math education." She would now like to have the opportunity to design a similar program geared at high school students. "It is often difficult to capture the interest of parents of high school students, particularly in the area of mathematics," she says. Nonetheless, Ms. Seldomridge is trying to involve parents in peer tutoring project that she is currently involved in. Ms. Seldomridge believes that children must have every opportunity to realize that the process of learning does not come to a halt with adulthood. She thinks that "it is extremely important that the students view the teacher in the process of learning."
1974 Shepherd College, B.A.