Mrs. Sandra Carter
A little over thirty (30) years ago, I had the privilege of graduating Magna Cum Laude from the prestigious Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. I also have a Master of Science degree in mathematics education from Georgia State University. I have been a math instructor throughout my career and have found many rewards in teaching math.
I believe that education is the roadmap to freedom. My teaching philosophy, personal feelings and beliefs are centered on my upbringing. My mother, sister, aunts, uncles and many other relatives are teachers or education administrators, present and retired. Every since early childhood, I knew that I wanted to teach. I wanted to be able to give back something that I received from all of the teachers who taught me.
I have found many rewards in teaching. However, the highlight of teaching and its rewards are the many students who come back to visit or who have written letters thanking me for helping them. It is very rewarding to see former students become productive members of society. It is especially rewarding when they become teachers and educators.
I believe in helping all students. I do not mind giving whatever it takes so that all students can learn. I also believe that students need to be loved. When you give love to students, it is always reciprocated and they tend to excel on every level. Classes should be interesting and enjoyable. I believe that innovative teaching methods should be used which allows me to adapt to meet the needs of the students and to get them to participate constructively.
BA, Spelman College (Magna Cum Laude)
MS, Georgia State University
Math Department Head - Independence High School
Fulton County Teacher of the Year
Years with CCMA: 3