Trish Herndon

LaFayette is a small northwest Georgia town, right on the border of Alabama and Tennessee. Although I teach at LaFayette High School, I live in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, just 3-4 miles from the famous Civil War battlefield, Chickamauga National Park. Since I am avidly trying to learn all I can about the civil war, this really thrills me - I still get chill bumps when I drive through the park!

I am a graduate of Tift College in Forsyth, GA and Mercer University in Macon, GA. Currently, I am trying to get my wonderful modem to hook up like everyone else in my workshop. While I am waiting, I guess I can tell a little more about me: Math has always been a favorite subject of mine in high school, so I chose that area as a major in college. Since I attended a small private college, I was also encouraged to get a double major in Business Admn. After working as a fine jewelry merchandiser for the JC Penney Co., and becoming a mother, I decided to try a career in education. I have been teaching secondary math for 9 years and now hold a Master's in Secondary Math. My subject matter has mostly been Algebra I and Informal Geometry, but I have had a couple of good classes in Algebra II and will try my hand at Trig. this year. On the side, I coach cheerleaders in various sports and competition at our school. My squads have become like second children to me, and I really enjoy the sport. I am as open to new ideas about cheerleading (stunts, pyramids, new words to cheers and chants) as I am about new projects and neat ideas to try in my classroom.

I have recently been chosen to be a faculty advisor to the 1994-95 Olympic Dream Team here in Georgia. Our project to tackle this year is cultural diversity. Any ideas on this matter would be appreciated greatly! Thanks!! Trish


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