Middle School Math

"It's not that I'm so smart; it's just that I stay with problems longer." – Albert Einstein

"Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding." William Paul Thurston



Middle School Math Staff

Math Chairperson - Kelly Brooks
Math Chairperson: Kelly Brooks

GCA Math Teachers

6th Grade

Ashley Sovastion
Tanya Riley-Thompson
Kendra Brasfield
Kristen Rosenquist
Ashley Price
Britni Bass
Kelly Brooks
Mary Bryant​

7th Grade

Charlene Fowler
Michelle Hubartt
Linda Duckworth
Michelle Carothers
Heather Milleman
Elizabeth DeWalt
Celeste Husted
April Mask
Kelly Brooks
Paula Rockwell

8th Grade

Janelle DeCosta
Nikki Smith
Ashley O'Hearn
Renee LeMieux
Shane Russell
Jennifer Hunnicutt
Erin Hathcock
Sharon Hester


The Middle School Math Model

  • Combines K12 curriculum and state standards expectations.
  • Prepares students for state testing but more importantly for the following school year.
  • Starts with the K12 curriculum (the OMS) and aligns it to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).
  • The OMS calendar is provided as a view of all assignments students need to complete in each of their subject areas in the OMS.


Class Connect Sessions

  • Take place LIVE.
  • Math general education Class Connects (CCs) are Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:30–9:45 AM. 
  • Math ALP classes will vary; refer to your syllabus.
  • W.I.N (What I Need) classes are small group sessions that address students' weaknesses in the standards or extend understanding to those who need it.
  • Links are accessible on the student and LC OMS.
  • Recordings links replace the LIVE link once each session is completed.
  • Provide instruction on ALL GSE standards.
  • Provide students with opportunities to ask questions and receive additional assistance and assignments, which will allow for adequate practice of the skills.
  • Provide best practices—higher level questioning techniques, problem-solving strategies, etc.
  • Allow for student interaction, team experiences, small group problem solving, etc.



How Class Connect Sessions Help

  • Class Connects (CCs) can be attended live or listened to as a recording.
  • CCs ensure that students have been exposed to all necessary content, so they are prepared for both the GA Milestone and the following school year.
  • Data shows that last year's CCs made a difference in the students' mastery of the standards, thus, affecting GA Milestone scores and their prep for the following year.
  • But, it's not just about the scores. It's about providing a best practices learning environment for our GCA students. It's about challenging them.