My name is Michele Pickens and I am one of two math specialists at Lincoln Elementary School. I am the intermediate math specialist assigned to grades 3, 4, and 5. This is my 10th year at Lincoln Elementary School. Prior to coming to Lincoln, I was an elementary math teacher specialist at central office traveling to different schools to support math instructions across the county. I was also the primary (pre-K to grade 2) math specialist at Hillcrest Elementary. I began my teaching career as a special education teacher at North Frederick Elementary School. This is my 25th year as a teacher with FCPS.
I graduated from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary & Middle School Education with a concentration in Mathematics. I have my Master’s Degree from Hood College in Special Education. I completed an additional endorsement with McDaniel College as an Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader.
I enjoy teaching mathematics and challenging students to persevere in solving problems by using what they know to solve problems they find as challenging. I believe all students can learn mathematics and share their strategies. Go Panthers!