Hi y’all! I am Kacie and I am the secondary math nerd behind The Efficient Classroom. I began my career teaching 7th grade Math and Honors Algebra. I taught middle schoolers for nine years before moving to high school to teach Geometry. My passion lies with those points, lines, and planes, though I really love all Math subjects.
I started The Efficient Classroom (formerly Managing and Motivating Math Minds) because I want to help students through helping teachers. I have had a lot of help and support throughout my career, so I want to pay it forward to help and support others. Students need teachers’ best and I believe when teachers learn to be efficient with their time, space, and relationships, it allows them to unlock their students’ potential. And it makes for less stress, so it’s a win-win!
I know one of my strengths as an educator is managing my time, within the class period and in planning, making the most of my classroom learning spaces, and most importantly- building genuine relationships with my students and co-workers. These practices lead to few behavior problems and more engagement from my learners. I want to share these ideas so that all teachers feel less stressed and have confidence their students are getting their best.
Want to know more? Here is a bit more about me. I am married with three wonderful children. My brilliant and beautiful daughter is studying to be a history professor and my twin boys bring joy to everything they do and everyone they meet. I love Jesus and want to spend my life loving and serving others. I am an Enneagram 9 Wing 1 and love southern sweet tea. I untie knots for fun and was a classically trained ballet dancer. I love to read and was also a mascot for University of Arkansas, where I went to college. Check out my This or That for more random and uninteresting (honestly, though! LOL) facts about me!