Gail Combs

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Gail Combs
Math 6
Red Team

Every child has potential.  It is my desire to help each student in my class to discover their worth and to reach toward goals that will help them be successful in life.  My passion is for those who feel "different" for one reason or another.

I have a diverse background of experience.  My first years of teaching were in a boys' detention facility where we provided individualized instruction and saw remarkable gains in a short amount of time.  My next assignment took me to the inner city.  Students were apprehensive at first, but soon realized I truly cared about them as individuals.  Then I moved to East Ridge Middle and have worked under six different principals.  I have taught computer technology, programming, integrated software, math, and algebra.

I am not only an educator, but also a parent.  My two daughters attended Hamilton County schools. I make a conscious effort to treat my students as I would want my children treated.  I have found that structure works best for all students which is reflected in how I manage my classroom.

". . . Learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn." (Peter Drucker)  Living in a fast-paced society, there is always something new to learn.  I have committed to continue learning so I can be a better educator.

You are welcome to e-mail me with any concerns or questions.  Please check my links for helpful resources.

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