Deanna P. Rigdon


Hi, my name is Deanna Rigdon. I have been happily married for over 45 years and have four wonderful children—April, Amber, Justin, Amy and eight grandchildren from ages 5-21 years. I enjoy sewing, movies, camping, and sharing holidays and activities with my family. I love being an educator and seeing students gain confidence and proficiency in mathematics.

My Educational Philosophy:

I believe that all students can become mathematically proficient. It is extremely important that students have hands on experiences to give them a deeper understanding in math concepts. The key to building a solid foundation in mathematics is developing students’ number sense—a good intuition about numbers and their relationships. It develops as a result of exploring numbers, visualizing them in a variety of contexts, and relating them in ways that are not limited by traditional algorithms. Implementing tasks allow students to engage in active inquiry and promotes rich mathematical thinking and problem solving. It is my goal to help students develop procedural fluency through conceptual understanding, build strategic competence and adaptive reasoning using mathematical practices, and develop a productive mathematical disposition.