Gloria Beswick

 

Gloria Beswick

grbeswick@aol.com
Experience & Expertise
Gloria was a middle school mathematics teacher in Jefferson County for 32 years, primarily teaching 8th grade and Algebra 1. During this time in the classroom, her teaching assignments included working with students of all abilities, ranging from collaborative classrooms with ECE and EEL support through advanced program classrooms. Upon leaving the classroom in 2005, Gloria became a district mathematics resource teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools where she designed and facilitated professional development experiences, specifically addressing instruction and assessment alignment and concerns. Since retiring from JCPS in late 2007, Gloria has continued her work with mathematics teachers. Her recent projects include several grants through the University of Louisville with Dr. Bill Bush and teaching an on-line Math Methods course for K-8 teachers through the University of Southern Maine. Gloria is also a Regional Instructor for Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3) providing professional development for Texas Instruments, working with teachers to incorporate TI technology in their classrooms as a tool for instruction and student learning. In 2008, Gloria became a Regional Teacher Partner for the P-12 Math and Science Outreach unit of PIMSER. Gloria's work has included facilitating the Mathematics Leader Support Network (MLSN) and Understanding Fraction Concepts (UFC) as well as district work in Knott County and Floyd County.

Expertise
  • Mathematics (Intermediate, middle grades, algebra, geometry)
  • Curriculum
  • Assessment and Grading
  • Integrating technology into classroom instruction
  • Professional Development

Degrees and Certifications
  • Rank 1 in Mathematics Education, University of Louisville
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Mathematics Education, University of Louisville
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics and Secondary Education, DePauw University

Awards and Associations:
  • State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • Helen Cunningham Outstanding Mathematics Teacher Award
  • Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics M.E.S.A Award
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

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