Angie Owen is a high school math teacher at Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA). She has been teaching at GLCA since 2013. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a math and science certification for middle and high school. She graduated from Spring Arbor University.
"I became a teacher because I love seeing students reach understanding about something. I love seeing the twinkle in their eye when they finally ‘get it.’ While I cannot see a twinkle in their eye when teaching online, I can definitely hear it in a student’s voice!
I love teaching at GLCA because I get to work with the students one-on-one and in small groups. That type of instruction was difficult to do when I was in the traditional classroom. In a traditional classroom, students are often taught as a whole class and if someone does not understand, he or she is forced to move on with the group. I love the flexibility we have with being able to help a student take a little extra time to further understand. Plus, we can record lessons for other students to benefit from in the future!
One of the wonderful things for a student at GLCA is that there is a variety of pacing options: accelerated, standard, and extended. The accelerated pace helps students by allowing them to take more classes in the summer so they can possibly graduate early or make up credits they have lost. The standard pacing allows students to keep a ‘normal’ school year schedule. The extended pacing is great for students who need to spend a little more time understanding their classwork because they can take some classes during the standard school year and some in the summer."
I love teaching at GLCA because I get to work with the students one-on-one and in small groups.