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Gayle Kovacevic » Gayle Kovacevic (Ms. Kovac)

Gayle Kovacevic (Ms. Kovac)

A message from the teacher:
Teaching is my passion and I love what I am privileged to do!  I learn so much from my students and care for them greatly.  I decided I wanted to be a teacher in the 3rd grade and never let go of that dream.
 
More than a traditional teacher, my role in the classroom is a facilitator.  My goal is to guide students in interacting and learning from each other by selecting and sequencing interesting problems, coaching effective teamwork strategies, asking questions to probe student understandings and push students further, and supporting students in holding public debates and speaking their minds about mathematics.
I incorporate the Common Core Mathematics Standards for California including the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice and the Mathematical Habits of Mind and Interaction as developed by the Teachers Development Group (see files below).
 
 
 
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Education:
San Diego State University, San Diego CA
          SB 2402 Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics, 4.00 GPA
San Diego State University, San Diego CA
          Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics for Single Subject Teaching, 3.32 GPA
Cuyamaca Community College, El Cajon CA
          Associates of Arts in Spanish, 3.63 GPA
Valhalla High School, El Cajon CA
          High School Diploma, 4.17 GPA
 
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Schools employed:
Orange Glen High School, Escondido CA
Escondido Community Day School, Escondido CA
Escondido High School, Escondido CA
Helix Charter High School, La Mesa CA
Monte Vista High School, Spring Valley CA (student teaching)
La Mesa Middle School, La Mesa CA (student teaching)
Monarch School (for the homeless), San Diego CA
 
 
 
Math for America San Diego (click on the logo and picture to learn more)
I have had the great honor of working as a Math for America fellow of the San Diego chapter for five years, from 2010 to 2015.  In this program I learned many pedagogical approaches to enhance student learning of mathematics, working with some of the most revered mathematics educators as Dr. Guershon Harel and Dr. Osvaldo Soto.  
Gayle Kovacevic helps students think through their mathematical reasoning, an important part of the new Common Core standards.
I helped facilitate community activities such as assisting in the MfA booth at the annual San Diego STEM festival at Balboa Park, co-running a financial mathematics session for young girls interested in the STEM fields for 3 years (to which MfA was presented an award from the San Diego Science Alliance), co-leading two Math Summer Camps for incoming high school students of the North County area, and co-speaking at the California Mathematics Council conference in Palm Springs.
 
 
Mathmaticious
 
 
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LGBTQIA
I am an ally and my
classroom is a safe space
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OG Students, join GSA!!!
Schedule:
Period 1 - prep (no class)
Period 2 - AP Statistics
Period 3 - Math 2
Period 4 - AP Statistics
Period 5 - Math 2
Period 6 - Math 2