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FCS Teacher Presents at State Math Summit

On March 14-15, Floyd County Schools (FCS) teacher and Math Endorsement Instructor, Michelle Clay presented at the Supporting All Georgia Students with Rigorous and Relevant Academic Programming in Mathematics Georgia Mathematics Summit for District Mathematics Supervisors in Macon, Georgia. Clay, the only K12 guest speaker, gave a presentation entitled “Evidence-Based Numeracy Intervention Resources, Georgia Numeracy Project and Georgia Tiers of Supports for Students” alongside the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) as part of the two-day conference.

"My passion as an educator is to help teachers realize and fulfill their potential to grow each and every one of their students in both math and reading. I am honored to be a part of an amazing diagnostic team in both Floyd County Schools and the State Department of Education that continues to build an excellent resource that helps teachers fill gaps in mathematical understanding for all students through the use of the Numeracy Project," said Clay.

Michelle Clay has served as a member of GaDOE’s Mathematics Numeracy Project Taskforce for the past year. Her team is working on creating the tasks educators will use to fill mathematical gaps based on the stage their students are on. The project will go live in July with an updated project to help students reach their grade level expectations. In addition to the Numeracy Project Taskforce, she has created and facilitated professional development instruction for teachers on how to use the entire project, including assessments, reading data, aligning to stages, choosing activities, implementing those activities, then progress monitoring and recording data to show growth. Aside from being the FCS Math Endorsement Instructor, Clay has been a teacher in FCS since 2000 and currently serves as a teacher at Model Middle School. She has also been an adjunct instructor in math and reading for Shorter University since 2006.

“Mrs. Clay is the epitome of a math leader whose expertise spans multiple grade levels,” said Jennifer White, FCS Math Specialist. “Having the honor to be the sole K12 mathematics teacher to present at a state level summit to math leaders from across the state alongside the GaDOE mathematics team is a testimony to her passion and hard work.”

“The foundational elements of this program have been developed here with our teachers and students and it has proven to be successful when implemented with fidelity,” said John Parker, FCS Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer. “The work that Michelle is doing will allow school systems throughout the state to adopt the program and select appropriate intervention for math students that will accelerate them on a path to growth.”

You can click HERE to view Mrs. Clay’s presentation.