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Mrs. Cathleen Toglia

Welcome to Math 7 and 8!
 
Hello, everyone!

        My name is Mrs. Toglia, and I was hired the week before school started to teach Math 7 and 8 here at McGraw Central School District. Before I began teaching here, I taught math in grades 7-12 for over 25 years in central New York school districts - Homer, Moravia and Tully - as well as in the Syracuse Parochial Schools. When I retired, I moved to Jacksonville, FL, where I tutored and volunteered my math teaching skills at the Jacksonville Women's Center and at Safe Harbor. When I returned to central New York, I looked for leave replacement positions as my passion is teaching math, and I am concerned about the lack of people going into the math teaching profession.

        My undergraduate degree is from the University of Arizona in Secondary Math Education. My Masters degree is from Elmira College, and I have a Certificate of Advanced Studies from SUNY-Cortland. My professional certification is permanent certification in Secondary Math Education. Professionally, I have also been a summer school principal for BOCES, and I have supervised math student teachers throughout my career.

        I find the students here at McGraw Central School to be kind and polite, as well as the fact that they want to be good math students. The first quarter, the Math 7 students study integers and rational numbers (fractions and decimals). The second quarter will cover topics in ratios, proportions and percents. These topics can be found in their McGraw-Hill workbook entitled Math: Built to the Common Core, Course 2, Volume 1.The second semester will include the algebra topics of expressions, equations and inequalities as well as geometry, measurement, probability and statistics in volume 2. For the first quarter, Math 8 students will work on real numbers, including scientific notation, and algebra topics in expressions, equations and inequalities. For the second quarter, they will study equations with two variables and functions. These topics are covered in their McGraw-Hill workbook entitled Math: Built to the Common Core, Course 3, Volume 1. Second semester they will study right triangles, trigonometric ratios, transformations, geometry and more statistics and probability in volume 2.

        When I am not teaching Math 7 and 8, I enjoy travelling, especially to visit my family. My own two kids graduated from Homer and that is why I returned to central New York - to enjoy the supportive environment of rural upstate New York - as I have found here at McGraw Central School - the students, the staff, and the community.

        For now, my new motto is, "It is hard to soar with the eagles when working with turkeys. We are all McGraw Eagles." 

          

 
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Melinda McCool, Superintendent
10 West Academy Street
McGraw, NY 13101
P: (607)836-3636
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