Beth Roman

Beth Roman

Math Curriculum Coach


Portsmouth Public Schools

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
First I took any job to get in the district I wanted to teach in.
Then I got to know and formed relationships with everyone.
Then I applied for classrooms and was hired.
Took every class or workshop I could to build my resume.
Then I moved to Rhode Island and I was hired immediately.
Then I went out on maternity leave and remained on to support the new math curriculum.
Then I was hired as a part time employee.
I continue to provide instruction to elementary teachers concerning math curriculum.

Education

High School
Bachelor
Boston College
Graduate
Education, General
Boston College

Career

Math Curriculum Coach

I am a math curriculum coach.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Numbers
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

I meet with a small groups of students before school, support teachers in 1st grade, support teachers in 3rd grade, go to PLC meetings and staff meetings, meet with principals or administration, then go home to my family.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

A degree in special education is very helpful to support all students.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

You aren't going get the top job from the start. . . find something that you can do that is close and then make as many connections as possible. Stay positive and work as hard as you can in everything you do!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

graduate
Graduate
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You should do what makes you happy! That is what I did."