With the help of teacher Sue D'Angelo, students in grades 4-5 excel in math at Taylor Ranch School in Venice. Mrs. D'Angelo's students are not only asked to perform computations using manipulatives, but are also required to explain their solutions by either giving an oral presentation or writing in a math journal. Math concepts such as area, perimeter, fractions, decimals, rotations, flips and turns become an integral part of each day. A leader in math instruction, Mrs. D'Angelo regularly offers workshops for teachers on effective math instruction, and was asked by the district to create videotapes of lessons and training sessions for use by the district's teachers. A recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, Mrs. D'Angelo serves as an adjunct professor of math at the University of South Florida.
1989 University of South Florida, B.S.