At W.P. Davidson High School in Mobile, math teacher Michael Fletcher makes lessons relevant to all his students by using real-world examples such as the use of geometry in architecture. He improved student retention and comprehension of geometry and precalculus by replacing the district's textbooks with a more challenging, highly rated series published by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP). Beyond the classroom, Mr. Fletcher works with the National Honor Society, Math Team and Key Club. He serves as the staff development peer teacher for the entire school system and is a frequent presenter at local and state conferences. Mr. Fletcher is active in the Alabama Education Technology Conference (AETC), the Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM), and recently initiated the use of computerized SMART Board technology at Davidson.
1998 University of South Alabama, B.S.