Valencia F. Thornton, a Math consultant, has been leading students to success in Math for over 25 years. She has been nominated for ‘Who's Who Among Middle School Teachers’. She has taught underachievers and has discovered ways to stimulate and motivate them into loving Math.
Valencia is known for her enthusiasm and energy in the classroom and in seminars. She strongly believes that students can be motivated to learn.
Currently, she is a consultant for professional development in Mathematics. Through her consulting, she has worked with various school districts to assist teachers on how to reach students who have challenges in Mathematics. Additionally, she served as a Title I Math teacher for over 19 years.
Teaching Title I students is where Valencia discovered practical strategies that assisted teachers in creating successful lessons that stimulate students' interest. She demonstrates the use of formative assessment and questioning techniques that encourage students to think using higher-order and conceptual thinking.
Valencia has presented at local, state, and national conferences. She is an outstanding, energetic presenter and sincerely believes that if given the opportunity to learn through innovative and real life experiences, all students can meet academic expectations and become successful especially in the areas of Mathematics.
Valencia is a nationally sought-after speaker and presenter.
Georgia Middle School Conference, Savannah, Georgia
Georgia Compensatory of Educational Leaders, Savannah, Georgia
Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Rock Eagle, Georgia
National Middle School Conference, Nashville Tennessee
Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Baltimore Maryland
South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Charleston South Carolina
State of Georgia Title I Conference, Atlanta, Georgia
North Georgia Technical College, Clarkesville, Georgia
Central Georgia Technical College, Macon, Georgia
State of Georgia Technical Colleges Retreat, Brass Town, Georgia
Fulton County Leadership Retreat, Atlanta Georgia
Best Practice Institute, Columbus Georgia
Heart of Georgia RESA
21st Century Communities Learning Conference, New Orleans Louisiana
Summer Math Academies 2012-2013
Facilitator for Department of Education
Georgia Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Bibb County Schools, Macon Georgia
DeKalb County Schools, Decatur Georgia
Clayton County Schools, College Park, Georgia
Coweta County Schools, Coweta Georgia
Dooly County School District, Vienna Georgia
Dougherty County Schools, Albany Georgia
Fulton County Schools, Atlanta, Georgia
Henry County Schools, McDonough, Georgia
Muscogee County Schools, Columbus, Georgia
Randolph-Clay School District, Cuthbert Georgia
Rockdale County Schools, Rockdale, Georgia
Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, Savannah, Georgia
Talbot County Schools, Talbotton, Georgia
Treutlen County Schools, Treutlen, Georgia
Walton County Schools, Monroe Georgia
Whitfield County School District, Whitfield Georgia