Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Mathematics, William Carey University
Mrs. Jennifer McKimmie
Welcome to My Class!
I sponsor Sophomore Core club! If you are interested (you must be a sophomore for the 2023/2024 school year), please see the linked page: Sophomore Core Information
I love teaching and I love mathematics! This is my ninth year at Madison High School and I am located in room C-8, which is near the Cafeteria and the main entrance of the school. This year I am teaching Geometry and Algebra 2. A little about me: I enjoy life in all shapes and sizes, including bugs and all animals and plants. I am one of those people that is kind of "too" happy and optimistic, which students tell me can be annoying, but I can't help being a happy person! I have a tendency to rescue cockroaches and other random bugs that find their way into my classroom, which typically leaves students speechless. I collect "Giant Microbes", which are stuffed animals representing viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites, etc. I use these randomly throughout the school year for conversation and ice breakers. I have lived in many different countries and have visited even more, so I feel I have a different approach to many things. Prior to moving to San Antonio, I lived in Malberg, Germany, just down the street from a lovely little castle.
I took up weight lifting a few years ago and, despite the pandemic, have still managed to keep at it, though I will definitely not be competitive! So if your student tells you that I did push ups because I made a mathematical error on the board - it's true! This summer I picked up "Barre", which is a combination of ballet, yoga and pilates and I love it!!
My current goal in life is to save up and travel to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway - the most northern city in the world! Longyearbyen is about 650 miles south of the North pole and is a great place to see the Aurora Borealis, polar bears, reindeer, walruses, etc. Also, it houses the Arctic World Archive and the Global Seed Vault - in case the worst situations become reality. Overall, I think it's fascinating and I want to go before I get too old to be comfortable in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit. I'd also like to visit the Galapagos Islands, and the Faroe Islands, but Svalbard first!
(Picture from Prom 2023!)
What's Coming Up?
phone: (737) 235-7555
1st - Algebra II
2nd - Algebra II
3rd - Conference/Planning
4th - Geometry
5th - Geometry
6th - Lunch
7th - Geometry
8th - Geometry
Monday Afternoon 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Thursday Morning 8:00am - 8:40am
(Or by appointment)
Times I am unavailable:
Monday Mornings - Geometry PLC
Tuesday Mornings - Algebra II PLC
Wednesday Mornings - Faculty/Department/Committee Meetings
Thursday Afternoons - Sophomore Core Meetings (until Homecoming)