Student Commons Building

Jamie Foster

Interim Coordinator and Mathematics Instructor
Transitional Education

jamie.foster@kctcs.edu
606-451-6849 
Office Location: Somerset North Campus, Meece Building, Room 122A
Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00-5:00
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Year Started at SCC: 2010
Education/Degrees:

BS in Mathematics, MA in Mathematics Education, and 30+ hours in Education Leadership.

List of Courses: MAT 55-Pre Algebra/MAT 65-Basic Algebra/MAT 85 Intermediate Algebra & MAT 205/206-Math for Elementary and Middle School Teachers I & II.
Bio: I received my BS in Mathematics, my MA in Secondary Mathematics Education, and my Rank I (30 hours above my MA) in Educational Administration from Eastern Kentucky University.  I have over 30 years of experience as a mathematics educator in a variety of settings, including:  teaching mathematics grades 7- postsecondary; working as a Mathematics Curriculum Specialist for both US Department of Education Regional Lab (Appalachia Educational Laboratory) and the National Science Foundation-funded Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative.  When my children were in college, being a single parent necessitated higher paying positions, including serving as the Eastern Regional Learning Specialist for Classroom Connect and for a time, an advertising sales manager.  My eclectic career has taken me throughout the Appalachian region and has always kept me “on my toes” and provided day-to-day challenges that had to be quickly learned.  I aspire to finish my PhD.   I am a member of:  Kentucky Association of Developmental Educators (KADE); Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics (KCTM); National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); Appalachian Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AAMTE); and Kentucky Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (KYMATYC).
Research: In my work with the Appalachia Educational Lab’s Eisenhower Regional Math/Science Consortium and with the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative, I did a significant amount of research related to mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment.   I am the co-author of three  “train-the-trainer” workshop publications on implementing national mathematics and science standards in K-12 education—Teaching Strategies That Reflect the National Standards in Mathematics and Science Education,  Systemic Reform in Mathematics and Science Education:  A Workshop for Schools and Communities, and Concrete Connections:  Using Manipulatives in K-8 Mathematics Classrooms.
Interests – professional: My professional interests include:  Quality Online Course Design, Transitional Mathematics Redesign, Data-Driven Accountability and Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Using Technology to Enhance Online Instructional Design.
Interests – personal: My personal interests include reading, flower gardening, and four wheeling.  I am also writing a fiction book that I hope to finish and have published one day.  My personal philosophy is that “a day without learning is a day wasted”—I’m always learning something new.  The internet makes researching new things so easy!