I am a NYC schoolteacher and this is my 18th year teaching. I am very fortunate to have been teaching at the same school for most of my career. I was first introduced to CMP because my school was piloting CMP1 many years ago. Teaching math via CMP is different from anything I know because it allows students to be creative and it honors student thinking. Four years ago, I joined a group of NYC schoolteachers to facilitate CMP workshops throughout the school year and during the summer. When I'm not teaching, I love to bake, garden and spend time with my family.