• KATHERINE W. ORDOYNE

    EDUCATION

    MASTER'S + 30. Since 1997, have completed 63 semester hours of graduate work from Converse College, University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, Clemson University, including 27 semester hours Education and 36 semester hours Mathematics.

    MASTER OF ARTS, MATHEMATICS, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, 1977. Minor: Psychology.

    BACHELOR OF ARTS, MATHEMATICS, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC, 1974. Related Field: Spanish.

    TEACHING CERTIFICATE

    Hold current South Carolina Teaching Certificate in Mathematics, Masters Plus 30 Class, with endorsements for AP Statistics, Calculus AB and Calculus BC as well as Gifted/Talentedendorsement.  Also nationally certifiedthrough NBPTS (National Board for Professional Teaching Standards).

    EXPERIENCE

    Mathematics Teacher, James F. Byrnes High School, Duncan, SC, 1996-present. Teach AP Statistics, SAT Math, Probability and Statistics, Algebra, and Precalculus. Coach the Math Team. Teacher of the Year, 2003-04.

    Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Greenville Technical College, 2000-2009. Taught one section each summer of Applied Statistics, 2000-04; Geometry for Teachers, 2005; Math for Elementary Teachers, 2008 and 2009.

    Mathematics Instructor, University of South Carolina-Upstate, 1980, 1988-96, 2001-06, 2008-present. Prior to 1994, taught part-time, two to four courses each semester, including Algebra I and II, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Applied Calculus, and Calculus I. 1994-96, taught full-time, four courses each semester, including Algebra I and II, College Mathematics, and Math for the Elementary Teacher. Wrote materials for curricular revision of College Mathematics course. 2001-06, taught graduate education courses for middle school teachers on Applying the Mathematics Standards. Currently teach one section each semester of Math for the Elementary Teacher/Geometry for Teachers.

    Mathematics Instructor, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg, SC, 1990-94. Taught two to three mathematics courses each semester, including College Algebra, Finite Math, Precalculus I and II, and Statistics. Taught evening courses in New College Program for returning adult students, and in outreach program for prison inmates.

    Mathematics Instructor, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC, 1977, 1979-81, 1990-93. Taught undergraduate courses in Trigonometry, Applied Calculus, Finite Math, Analysis, Abstract Algebra, and Statistics. Taught summer classes for gifted students at residential camp for academically talented.

    Mathematics Instructor, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC, 1981-84. Taught three undergraduate courses each semester, including Basic Math, Precalculus, Calculus I, II, and III, Differential Equations, Probability, and Senior Seminar. Each summer, taught graduate students in the Master of Education program.

    Mathematics Instructor, Limestone College, Gaffney, SC, 1977-79, 1982. Taught three courses each semester, including Precalculus, Finite Math, Calculus I and II, Multivariable Calculus, Probability, and Non-Euclidean Geometry.

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 1975-77. Taught one section College Algebra each semester. Promoted to Lecturer, 1976. Taught Finite Math and Precalculus; helped set up and administer Mathematics Laboratory.

    PRESENTATIONS

    Piedmont HUB for Mathematics/Science, Super Saturday 2001. Presented workshop on “Tag and Recapture” activity integrating science and statistics concepts.

    South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference, “Preparing High School Students for Mathematics Competition,” 1999 and 2000.

    USCS Teaching Improvement Committee, Spartanburg Council of Teachers of Mathematics, “Teaching with Technology,” 1994 and 1995.

    Greenville Technical College, co-presented all-day workshop on “Project-based Teaching of General Education Mathematics” for Math Department faculty, 1995.

    GRANTS, AWARDS, HONORS

    Selected as a coach for the South Carolina All-State Mathematics Team, 2001. Accompanied team as coach/chaperone to the ARML (American Regions Mathematics League) competitions at Penn State in 2002, 2004, 2005; at University of Georgia in 2008-2013. Help with team selection and practice sessions throughout the year.

    Received grant from State Department of Education to administer experimental Laptop Program for SAT Improvement, 1999-2001. Taught SAT Math classes and kept records of student laptop use, pretest and posttest scores; analyzed data and wrote reports. Recognized by State Department of Education as Exemplary Teacher.

    Received grant from National Science Foundation and Appalachian Regional Commission to attend summer program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 1998. Selected to represent South Carolina at two-week summer research program.

    Received scholarship from National Science Foundation to attend week-long Mathematical Modeling Workshop, 1995, with two follow-up workshops during the 1995-96 academic year; responsibilities included development of project-based curricular materials and dissemination of information to area faculty.

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