Degrees and Certifications:
BA in Mathematics with a concentration in Education from State University of New York in Potsdam, 1985. Advanced Placement AP Calculus AB & BC Certified Academically Gifted Certified
Mrs. Elizabeth Shepard
I am a 27 year veteran mathematics teacher, 3 years in Middle School in Western NY, 3 years at a Christian school teaching 7-12, and the remaining years in various high schools in North Carolina, including here at Corinth Holders High School since its inception in 2010. I have taught almost all available high school math courses, from the old Algebra I, II and Geometry to the new Math 3, and upper level math courses of Advanced Functions and Modeling, Honors Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus AB/BC. I am a proponent of rigor and relevance, encouraging students to connect old knowledge to new concepts. I also have calculator and non-calculator lessons to reinforce numeracy and estimations to establish confidence in mental math.
I have worked as the Math Department Chair at both Smithfield-Selma High and Corinth Holders. In 2014-15 I was honored to be awarded as a semi-finalist for Flame for Learning, Johnston Countiy's Teacher of the Year award.
It is my pleasure to guide students in the language and practice of mathematics.
Block 1: Honors Pre-Calculus
Block 2: AP Calculus BC
Block 3: Planning
Block 4: Honors Pre-Calculus
Tutorial times: Tuesday "B" lunch or Thursday "A" lunch, or by appointment.
After school tutoring: arranged by request
As the school year comes to a close, please note that JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months, rather than the previous 14. Summer meal service will begin Monday, June 1. Curbside meals will be served Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Benson Middle, Clayton Middle, Four Oaks Elementary, North Johnston Middle, Princeton Elementary, Selma Elementary, Smithfield-Selma High, West Clayton Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.
Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.
JCPS high schools will host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies between Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020. Schools will communicate about specific graduation dates and ceremony times as we get closer to see what restrictions may limit our attendance participation.