Mr. Myers - Mathematics Department Chair
The constant repetition of the phrase “I can’t do
math!” was all the inspiration I needed to pursue a teaching career in
mathematics to hopefully one day change the norm to be “I can do math!”. I
obtained my B.Sc. in Mathematics for Secondary Education from Grand Canyon
University in 2013 and immediately began my teaching career at Woodlawn High
School in Baltimore County Public Schools located in Baltimore, MD.
In summer 2014, I pursued my mission to change
the norm to be “I can do math!” by obtaining a M.S. degree in Mathematics
Education from Towson University, located in Towson, MD; where I worked as a graduate
assistant teaching and designed onlinecourses
in the mathematics department at Towson.
I was the first graduate assistant at Towson University’s to develop online math
content and pedagogy courses for elementary and secondary pre-service teachers in mathematics
elementary and secondary education as well as designing and co-teaching various
developmental and college level math courses.
As a result of earning my M.S. degree, I began
teaching as an adjunct instructor at both The Community College of Baltimore
County and Towson University where I teach
various developmental, college level, and online math courses while still
pursuing my full-time teaching career at Woodlawn High School. Within the last
year a lot of good changes have occurred in my life. I currently serve as the
Mathematics Department Chair at Woodlawn High School where I am able to
collaborate and work with a dynamic team of math educators to improve the
mathematics learning experience for students.
This is my 4th year
as an educator and I absolutely love it! In addition to being the Math
Department Chair at Woodlawn High School I am also working at Loyola
University, Towson University, and The Community
College of Baltimore County. At Towson University I primarily teach
and design online technology and pedagogy courses
to their graduate students in Mathematics Education (the program I graduated
from). I usually also teach Math 119 Pre-Calculus
or Math 115 Basic Mathematics for Sciences (online) as well at Towson University.
At The Community College of Baltimore County, I am happy to report that I have
now taught all of the courses in their math department and I have only been
there a little more than a year. I teach primarily face-to-face courses at The
Community College of Baltimore County. This leaves Loyola University, teaching
here will be new for me this fall, but I am excited to dive in. I am planned to
teach Calculus 1 to math and science majors. I recently just found out that
Loyola does not currently offer any online math courses and I will begin
assisting them in the design of their first online math course beginning in the
spring. I am very familiar with Quality Matters as it relates to evaluating and
designing online courses and plan to help Loyola
pursue their very first Quality Matters experience. Now I am embarking on my
Doctorate in Instructional Technology from Sam Houston State University. I
cannot wait to see what new and exciting things I will learn.
To be completely honest, I LOVE everything that I
do. It is my passion and my hobby. I am often asked what do you do for fun,
you’re so busy? I always respond my work! I do enjoy traveling to Florida where
my grandparents live and usually see them along with the rest of my family
around the holidays. I usually also visit Ocean City, MD a couple times a year.
I am determined to utilize my experiences in this program to strengthen my
knowledge of student engagement and assessment techniques in an online learning environment. I wish you all
the best of luck in the course and I will be talking with everyone soon!
Mr. Brandon Myers
"Enter to Learn, Leave to Achieve"
Mr. Myers' No Zero Zone (Coach Class)
Wednesdays from 2:15pm - 3:15pm or by appointment