Meet Mrs. Brigham
I grew up and was raised in Worcester, MA. My husband and I have lived in Upton for over 20 years now. I am mom to two children. My son, Owen, is 19 and is a sophomore studying political science at UMass Amherst and my daughter, Caroline, is 18 and a senior at Nipmuc High School in Upton. Our children have kept us very busy traveling to cross country and track meets, field hockey games, and dance recitals. We love skiing as a family and enjoy doing so as often as we can. We spend our summers in our tiny cottage on the Cape in Eastham. Recreationally, I love reading, walking, skiing, paddle boarding, gardening, cooking and doing math!
I was graduated from Regis College in 1994. I majored in English and had a concentration in Elementary Education. I was certified to teach grades 1-6 upon graduation. I finished a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Instructional Technology in 1998. When I started my career, curriculum resources for teaching mathematics were scarce and the World Wide Web wasn't a thing yet. Back then, we were designing our own lessons. I turned to the work of Marilyn Burns for inspiration. Her work transformed my own math learning and consequently, my teaching. A problem-solving, hands on approach to teaching math allowed me to engage all students and make learning math at a high level a goal that was accessible to all students. Over the course of my career I've continued to develop my craft through course work, professional development, and self-directed learning alongside many hard working and talented colleagues. I am certified to teach elementary math (specialist).