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I excel in education. I completed high school in the Atlanta Public Schools as a Valedictorian. I was encouraged to complete college. I became the first triple-major in the Atlanta University Center; rendering the Dual Degree Program unnecessary. At Spelman College, I majored in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Applied Physics. I was awarded both an Academic and a Travilli Scholarship which paid full tuition, books, and lodging (however, I elected to use MARTA to commute from home). As a Charter Member, I earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Kennesaw State University with a minor in Entrepreneurship. I completed requirements for my teaching certification at the University of West Georgia.  I also received an Education Specialist degree with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College. Georgia METRO RESA has awarded me a distinction in the area of Leadership. Further, I have successfully some work on the doctoral level. Honorary doctorate degrees are deserved and welcomed.



Experience

After Spelman, I started programming computers in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina for IBM. I was performing well there when my mother became terminally ill and I returned home (Atlanta, Georgia) to care for her.  I continued to work for IBM in Atlanta.  I programmed computers for 11 years. I have been teaching Math since 2000 (both in Cobb County Schools and Douglas County Schools).  I am a highly qualified Georgia certified teacher. I have experience teaching in General Education (grades 6-12), Alternative School (grades 6-12), and Special Education (grades 6-8). I have been granted leadership responsibilities in Douglas County. I have led teams of teachers (new and veteran) in Douglas County at CrossRoads Alternative School, Yeager Middle School, and Chestnut Log Middle School.



Bio

 

 Dorothy “Dot” Fields

 

         I focus on helping students achieve their academic and behavioral goals. Student academic performance and other credible data is used to decide if students qualify for opportunities including but not limited to scholarships, grants, gifted programs, magnet programs, STEM programs, grade level class placement, entrance to colleges and universities, and job placement. 

 

         I use technology and best teaching practices which includes instructional strategies and exploration activities (in large group, small group, and “one-on-one”) to assist students in gaining knowledge and understanding (at the student's instructional level).  I believe all students can become positive contributors to our diverse society.  Chestnut Log and Douglas County Schools provides additional assistance via technology programs (like Odyssey), XtraMath.org, math games, and after school programs. These resources are useful because not every student learns at the same pace or has the same background knowledge.  It has been my experience that practice makes improvement.

 

         I have excelled in education. I completed high school in the Atlanta Public Schools as a Valedictorian. I was encouraged to complete college.  I became the first triple-major in the Atlanta University Center; rendering the Dual Degree Program unnecessary. At Spelman College, I majored in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Applied Physics. I was awarded both Academic and the Travilli Scholarships which paid full tuition, books, and lodging (however, I elected to use MARTA to commute from home). As a charter member, I earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Kennesaw State University with a minor in Entrepreneurship. I completed requirements for my teaching certification at the University of West Georgia. Also, I received an Education Specialist degree with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont CollegeGeorgia METRO RESA endorsed me as a Teacher Leader. Further, I have successfully completed some work on the doctoral level. Honorary doctorate degrees are deserved and welcomed.

 

        After Spelman, I started programming computers in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina for IBM. I was performing well there when my mother became terminally ill and I returned home (Atlanta, Georgia) to care for her.  I continued to work for IBM in Atlanta.  I programmed computers for 11 years. I have been teaching Math since 2000 (in Cobb County Schools and Douglas County Schools).  I am a highly qualified Georgia certified teacher. I have taught in General Education (grades 6-12) and Alternative School (grades 6-12).  I am currently teaching Special Education (grades 6-8). I have been granted leadership responsibilities in Douglas County. I have led teams of teachers (new and veteran) in Douglas County at CrossRoads Alternative School, Yeager Middle School, and Chestnut Log Middle School.

 

        According to the data, I have been successful helping my students achieve their academic math goals regardless of how high or how low their skills were initially. Many of my students have demonstrated multiple grade level growth, according to AIMwebs Progress Monitoring.