About Andrew Volk

Andrew H. Volk

Andrew is a husband and father. He has worked in a variety of schools in both Minnesota and Virginia hoping to understand the art of teaching and improve student outcomes. He currently teaches Mathematics and Comuter Science at Courtland High School in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He is known as an obsessively-committed and caffeine-addicted educator. His passion is to figure out what is effective, efficient, and reproducible.

EDUCATION

B. S. Mathematics – Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, May 2011

B. A. Spanish – Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, May 2011

CERTIFICATIONS

Minnesota Department of Education – Mathematics 5-12

Virginia Department of Education – Mathematics 6-12

Association of Christian Schools International – Mathematics 6-12

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

High School Teacher, Courtland High School, Spotsylvania, VA, August 2014 – Present

  • Teach and plan lessons for high school block classes
  • Use innovative practices to improve student learning and performance
  • Geometry, Algebra, Applied Math
  • C++, AP Computer Science Principles

High School Teacher (Suburban), Mountain View High School, Stafford, VA, August 2013 – July 2014

  • Teach and plan lessons for high school 4×4 block classes
  • Integrate rigor into the curriculum
  • Algebra 1 and Geometry

High School Teacher (Urban), Lynchburg City Schools, Lynchburg, VA, Summer 2013

  • Teach and plan lessons for Geometry SOL Recovery Class
  • Teach and plan lessons for Algebra II SOL Recovery class
  • Integrate learning games and technology into daily lessons
  • Cover a large amount of material in a short amount of time

Classical School Teacher (Urban), Nova Classical Academy, St. Paul, MN, August 2012 – June 2013

  • Teach and plan lessons for middle grades mathematics class
  • Integrate classical ethics into the curriculum
  • Algebra II and Calculus BC

Head Coach Varsity Soccer (Boys), Nova Classical Academy, St. Paul, MN, Fall 2012

  • Lead team to the first winning record in school history in any sport. 6W-5L-1T
  • Organize and lead daily practices in a way that promotes the growth of every player.
  • Manage roster of 20 student athletes while providing significant playing time for each player.

Middle School Teacher (Urban), Andersen United School, Minneapolis, MN, Summer 2012

  • Teach and plan lessons for middle grades mathematics class
  • Integrate learning games and technology into daily lessons

Math Teacher (Urban/Suburban), City West Academy, Eden Prairie, MN, August 2011 – June 2012

  • Develop and implement unique curriculum for all math courses taught at school.
  • As the only Math instructor, assess and teach all students to meet their individual needs.
  • Teach Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Probability & Statistics, Consumer Math, FTS, and various integrated math courses as specified by home districts.
  • Differentiate lessons, assignments, and assessments for each student.
  • Work with diverse student populations with a range of emotional and academic ability levels.

Middle & High School Teacher (Urban), Lynchburg City Schools, Lynchburg, VA, Summer 2011

  • Teach and plan lessons for 7th grade mathematics class
  • Teach and plan lessons for Algebra II mathematics class
  • Integrate learning games and technology into daily lessons

Student Teaching (Rural), Gretna High School, Gretna, VA, January 2011 – May 2011

  • Develop plans to help students be more successful
  • Work cooperatively within the department on curriculum projects
  • Teach and plan lessons for Algebra II, Trigonometry, & Geometry

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