My name is Michele Pickens and I am one of two math specialists at Lincoln Elementary School. I am excited to begin my 11th year at Lincoln and 26th year as an FCPS teacher. I am the intermediate math specialist assigned to grades 3, 4, and 5. Prior to coming to Lincoln, I was an elementary math teacher specialist at central office traveling to different schools to support math instruction across FCPS. I began my teaching career as a special education teacher at North Frederick Elementary School.
Originally, I am from a small town in West Virginia along the Ohio River. I moved to Frederick over 35 years ago and graduated from Frederick High School. Go Cadets! I have an associate degree from Frederick Community College, a bachelor degree from Frostburg State University, a master's degree from Hood College, and an endorsement as an Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader from McDaniel College.
I enjoy teaching mathematics and challenging students to persevere in problem solving by using what they know to solve problems they find as challenging. I believe all students can learn mathematics and share their strategies.