Math specialist Kim Ellett uses cooperative groups and critical thinking exercises to engage students at Lewisville Middle School in Battle Ground. She involves colleagues, parents and the community through schoolwide "problems of the week" and family math nights. Mrs. Ellett takes students on field trips so they can apply math in real-life settings, and uses hands-on activities to help kids discover rules and patterns. A National Board Certified teacher with a bilingual credential, Mrs. Ellett has presented at the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and is a mentor teacher in the Teaching Assistance Program. Mrs. Ellett provides guidance and leadership for the math program at Lewisville Middle School and helps teachers differentiate curriculum so all levels of students can learn in one classroom. Mrs. Ellett started a weekly after school math club and provides staff workshops.
1991 Northwestern University, B.S.