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Hi, my name is Jo Adams. Some may remember me from long ago - I taught math here when we first opened our doors. Go Nighthawks. While time has changed many things, one thing remains true – Northern Pride.
Who am I and what have I been doing? I have two under graduated degrees: 1- a BS in Math, Sociology, and Secondary Ed with a minor in Computer Science and 2 – a BA in Religious Studies with a focus in Religious Education and Youth. I have taught every level of mathematics and several programming classes throughout GCS. I served as a Curriculum Facilitator at Southern Guilford High school from November 2010 until December 2015. I accepted a District Math Coordinator position in the Northern Region from January 2016 until July 2017, at that time the district transitioned from nine math coordinators to six. In August, I returned home to NGHS as your Curriculum Facilitator and could not be happier. I have two rescue dogs who are wonderful, Missy (the little one) and Lulu (the black lab).
What exactly is a Curriculum Facilitator? The responsibilities vary at each school with the exception of these primary roles: to provide strategic professional development, to assist teachers in any way I can, to inform staff of district updates and to support the implementation of any curriculum changes.