Math coach Stephanie Glover is an outstanding teacher of both students and other teachers at Thelma Smiley Morris Elementary School in Montgomery, Alabama. Since 2005, when she became the school's math coach, student achievement in math has risen each year, with scores improving overall by 20 to 25 percent. A creative and innovative leader in integrating technology to enhance learning, Glover developed a television show for the school's closed-circuit channel called "WTSM Action News," on which she features daily math questions for students to answer. During the football and basketball seasons, she uses game scores to promote math by having students create charts that compare team scores. These charts are then displayed throughout the building. Glover actively involves parents in after-school tutoring sessions and Saturday programs, offering educational strategies for helping their children learn math at home. A member of Morris's Building Leadership Team (BLT), she leads weekly meetings with teachers to analyze student achievement data and discuss how to achieve growth in areas that need improvement. She models effective instruction, provides professional development for teachers throughout the school and district, and hosts a daily workshop on the Alabama Reading and Math Test (ARMT). Glover provides new teacher orientation during the summer for all new staff members and mentors them throughout the year, providing assistance with classroom instruction.
2001 Auburn University - Montgomery, B.S.