At Tri-Village Junior/Senior High School in New Madison, math teacher Kimberly Puckett makes mathematics relevant and rewarding "to students who have the 'I hate math!' attitude." To help these students master rigorous math topics, Ms. Puckett introduced the IMP (Interactive Mathematics Program) curriculum that integrates algebra, geometry, statistics, probability and pre-calculus with inquiry-based problem solving and discovery learning. This approach, plus her active instructional style, turns math anxiety into enthusiastic achievement even among special needs students. Ms. Puckett incorporates technology and distance learning into her curriculum through the use of Web quests, graphing calculators, presentation technologies, and on-line data sharing with other schools. A National Board Certified teacher, she has been honored for her talent and commitment to student learning.
1990 Miami University, B.S.