Considered a master teacher by staff, parents, peers and administrators, seventh-grade math teacher Rhonda Grindy was a driving force in helping Jim Hill Middle School in Minot achieve Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in math over the past four years. A research-based teacher well-versed in state math standards, Grindy incorporates manipulatives, hands-on activities and games into her lessons, such as building a snowman and using geometry to measure its mass and volume in solid and liquid form. Her leadership was instrumental in piloting student-led conferences at Hill, with support from parents, staff and students; the conferences are now implemented schoolwide. Grindy is a member of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing Committee as well as the committee for the Minot Public Schools math curriculum, and has served as a mentor in the school's mentoring program. She has twice been president of the Minot Math Association and is a building representative for the Minot Education Association. A former student of Hill Middle School, Grindy is now one of its top teachers.
Minot State University, B.S.