MAT* F168 Elem Stat & Probability I

Since 2005, Sarah Leone has served as a math instructor at Middlesex Community College. Her lesson plans and objectives for algebra and pre-algebra courses include an emphasis on making math relevant and useful for her students. She strives to have her students see how mathematical thinking is so important and discover the connections between so many concepts taught in math. It’s so important for her students to see the joy in math and to ease anxiety about the subject.

In the classroom, Sarah’s goal is to create a comfortable, positive environment conducive to learning. She constantly provides remedial support to students need more help by meeting with them in small groups or in one-on-one settings to review and master material taught in class. She works to establish a strong rapport with her students to better understand their learning styles. She’s then able to adjust her instructional approach to meet the varying needs of each learner. For these efforts, she consistently receives positive feedback and evaluations from her students and peers.

sarahleone2Before joining MxCC, Sarah taught at Nathan Hale Ray High School in Moodus, Conn., with an emphasis on Algebra I, Algebra II, Accelerated Algebra II and Geometry. She also was a mathematics teacher at The Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn., where she designed and implemented lesson plans that included hands-on skill-building techniques to supplement the curriculum.

Sarah earned a master’s degree in mathematics and secondary education from Central Connecticut State University, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and education from State University at Albany (New York).  At Albany, she was on the Dean’s List of Distinguished Students and received the Excellence in Mathematics Award. She also was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society.

Since math truly is a part of everyday life, it makes sense that Sarah incorporates linear thinking into her hobbies—primarily baking and cake decorating for her family of three boys, ages 12, 10 and 8. In addition to decorating cakes and spending time with her family, Sarah enjoys practicing Bikram yoga, running and reading.