Hello all! My name is Amanda Smith and I teach seventh grade math here at Demopolis Middle School. I attended Auburn University where I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Forest Resources concentrating in Quantitative Analysis (that’s just a fancy way of saying mathematics) and Urban Forestry. After working in the urban forestry field including heading the City of Demopolis Horticulture Department, I resigned from the city to concentrate on raising my children and growing the forestry consulting business my husband and I started in 2000. I have always loved math (this math geek enjoys spending free-time solving puzzles and playing strategy board games with my children), so when Demopolis City Schools posted an opening for a math teacher at DHS, I jumped at the chance. I taught Algebra, Geometry and Algebra with Finance at the high school before transferring to DMS for the 2017-2018 school year. As a current graduate student at UWA, I am completing coursework to obtain an alternative teaching certificate. I strive to share my excitement for learning as well as my enthusiasm for mathematics in my classroom every day.
Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding. – William Paul Thurston