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Mrs. Brook Stiff

I am Mrs. (Broadway)-Stiff. I have been teaching mathematics for the past 11 years. I was born and raised in San Jose, California. I have been married for 16 years and have two wonderful children. Jadzia just started high svchool at Redwood and Malcolm is a 3rd grader at Oakgrove. I received my BA in mathematics from San Jose State University and my Master's in Education from the University of Phoenix. My first four year of teaching was in Mountain View, California where I taught 6-8 grade math. In 2012 my family moved to Visalia. I then taught 7th and 8th grade math for four years at Valley Oak Middle School. I have been teaching math here at Ridgeview since it opened in 2016. 

I believe that every student has the ability to learn math at high levels. I love teaching middle school math  because I believe I can make a difference in my students' attitude towards math. I want to help students see that math is more than just numbers. It is a process of understanding patterns and seeing how things relate to each other. One of my main goals is to open up student's minds toward their ability to understand that math is a process and not about getting an answer correct.

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