May 6, 2019 -Throughout the year, the Corinth Corner series highlights those in our district who help our students reach their fullest potential. It is a chance for the Corinth community to get to know our teachers, administrators, and staff on a more personal level. View previous Corinth Corners here.
Mrs. Tina Peck is in her 32nd year of teaching in the Corinth Central School District, where she currently teaches Math 8 and Algebra I. Mrs. Peck has also taught seventh grade math, high school level math, AIS, summer school, and has taught as an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Adirondack.She currently advises the Math Club and National Junior Honor Society. She is also on the PBIS and Shared Decision Making committees.
Mrs. Peck was born and raised in Ogdensburg, NY, which is just south of the Canadian border. She earned her bachelor's degree in education from SUNY Oswego, and her master's degree in education from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Learn more about Mrs. Peck:
- What do you like most about working in the Corinth Central District?
Sense of community, close relationships with students, staff and faculty, class size.
- What do you like best about teaching?
The students are what make teaching here at Corinth so gratifying. The students in our middle school are fun, engaging, motivated, funny, respectful and energetic.
- What is your favorite event that happens at Corinth?
Math Olympics in the spring.
- What is your favorite memory from teaching at Corinth?
Math Club qualifying for the state math competition.
- Tell us about one of your favorite projects/units of study and why you enjoy sharing this with your students.
I enjoy teaching transformations. It provides the opportunity to incorporate a lot of technology into the lessons.
- What made you want to become a teacher?
I started college majoring in math. While in college, I taught a religious education course to kids at our college chapel and was a camp nurse at a summer camp. I enjoyed working with the kids.
- If you could teach a different subject area, what would it be and why?
If I could teach a different subject it would be ELA. It would give me the opportunity to see students in a different light. Students may not be confident in math but may confident in another subject area. I would love see them flourish in area where they feel conformable and confident.
- When you were in high school, what did you want to be when you "grew up?"
I knew I wanted to go to college for math but wasn't quite sure what to major in or what I would be when grew up.
- What is the most unusual job you've ever had?
Taught at a prison for two summers.
- What would your students be surprised to know about you?
That I taught at a prison.
- If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Somewhere warm where I could lay on the beach and hike to waterfalls.
- If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
Buy a farm with lots of property and open up a cat and dog sanctuary.
- What are the top three items on your "bucket list?"
Take 2 months to travel across the country from the East Coast to the West coast, travel to Austrailia, and hike across New Zealand.
- What are you currently reading/listening to/watching?
Watching: Game of Thrones; Reading: Visible Learning in the Mathematics Classroom, 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions
- What is your favorite food?