Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: B.A. in Business Administration, College of the Ozarks M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, William Woods University Certifications: Middle School Mathematics High School Mathematics High School Social Science
Greetings! I am excited to help lead an amazing class of 8th Graders through the world of Mathematics! I am passionate about my subject area, but even more passionate about helping students succeed beyond their expectations. My goal is for students to be as prepared as possible for the next step in their educational careers. We will learn a lot this year, and have a great time as well.
I did not have a traditional start in education. I was a senior credit analyst for Ferrellgas Propane when I decided moving up the corporate ladder was not my cup of tea. I pursued a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and started teaching high school mathematics in 2005. In 2021, I made the move to the middle school level when we moved to Waynesvile. Between teaching mathematics, analyzing credit, and selling real estate, I truly enjoy answering the question, "Mrs. Whitt, when will I ever use math in real life?"
I grew up close to Kansas City (GO CHIEFS!!) and met the man I would marry when we both attended College of the Ozarks. My husband Jason is now the Principal at Waynesville High School. We have been married since 2000. We love sports, music, traveling, and being outside! We have a crazy Dog Squad - two Siberian Huskies and a Walker Hound.
I believe a great education begins with positive interactions with students, their families, and the community. I am proud to be part of the Waynesville community, and proud to be a Tiger!!