Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Middle Grades Education Concentrations in Math and Science
Ms. J. Watson
I graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a degree in Middle School Math and Science. I have been teaching for 10 years and have spent 9 of those years at Gamewell Middle.
Favorite Educational Quote and Why
There is a question that I consistently ask my students when they are facing challenges. I will say "How do you climb a mountain" and the response that they learn to say is "one step at a time". This is so important to remember, especially in math class. Math can be hard for many students and there can be lots of steps to apply. However, you cannot apply all the steps at one time, you have to take one step at a time.
Why I Became An Educator
I love being able to inspire students to love math. Many students come into math class not liking math and I strive to show them that math can be fun. My goal is not to only teach students the math to help them understand the need for that math and the real world application.
Favorite Place in Caldwell County
I have a very active son! We are frequent visitors of the parks in Caldwell County. We enjoy the skate park at Mulberry and the tennis courts at Redwood Park the most.
Reading and relaxing with my family.