Mrs. Cottrell

Phone: 704-260-6490 x36701


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in Accounting, Rutgers University;
Graduate Certificate, Middle School Math-UNCC

Mrs. Cottrell

Welcome parents and students to 7th grade Mathematics! This is my 13th year teaching in Cabarrus County, and I am excited to work with such dedicated teachers and students as part of the Maverick family.
As a graduate of Douglass College, Rutgers University with a B.S. in Accounting, I worked in accounting and finance while living in New Jersey. After relocating to North Carolina, I decided to switch career paths and attained a graduate teaching certificate in Middle School Mathematics at UNCC. I now aspire to make a positive impact on the lives of our future leaders - my students!
This year, my husband and I celebrated 35 years of marriage. We have a son, a son-in-law, two daughters, a grandson, and a dog named Charlie. Some things that I like to do in my spare time are of a musical nature, as I am an organist and choir member in our church. I also lead a small-group meeting on a weekly basis.
My favorite phrase is "Never give up!" Some of my goals are: Connecting the 7th grade Math standards to real-world scenarios and experiences, helping students become effective problem-solvers, and making Mathematics exciting and relatable for every student. A positive attitude and earnest effort from each student will help make their 7th grade year a rewarding and successful one!
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Last Modified on August 23, 2022