Donna Rickard, Support Staff, Math Specialist

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Spouse: Kenneth Rickard

Children: Matthew & Josh

Grandchildren: Daniel and Lorelai

Pet: Dodger cocker spaniel

Professional mantra: I believe all students can learn. I want my students to be problem solvers, critical thinkers, and confident learners. If I have taught my students to think for themselves, then I have done my job!

Education: B.A. in Human Development and Learning UNCC, Additional Education UNCG Certification: K-9 English, Social Studies, Math, Mentor

Awards: Teacher of the Year Bluford Elementary School/GCS, School of Distinction- teacher honoree

Presentations: NC Math Conference (multiple years), Magnet schools of America, National Paideia Conference

Career: Grades taught 2nd -8th multiple subjects, Curriculum Facilitator, Curriculum Instruction Specialist/Writer-GCS, Math Impact Teacher, Math Specialist K-12 CGS

Years in education: over 40

Hobbies: Reading, walking, and playing with Daniel and Lorelai.

Favorite Quotes: Michelle Obama: “When they go low, we go high!”

Ann Jones, my aunt in-law: “Learn to pick your battles, everything can’t be a one.”