Welcome to Mrs. Ballard's Class!

Phone: 704-260-6600

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Master's - STEM Education Concentration in Mathematics North Carolina State University 2019 - 2020 Bachelor's - B.S. Mathematics Campbell University 2009-2013 Bachelor's- Elementary Education Campbell University 2009-2013 Certifications: High School Mathematics (9-12) Middle Grades Mathematics (6-9) Elementary (K-6) 

Mrs. Courtney Ballard

Experience 
Cox Mill High School
Concord, NC - 2016 - present
Math 1, 2, 3 Teacher
 
South Charlotte Middle School
Charlotte, NC 2015 - 2016
8th Grade Math Teacher 
 
Shelby Middle School
Shelby, NC 2013 - 2015
8th Grade Math Teacher 
 

Welcome to my my class! I am so excited to begin this new school year and to meet each of you. Here is just a little about me...

I have been teaching at Cox Mill High school for over 5 years, and prior to that I was an 8th grade math teacher. I am married, have a two daughters - Sophia (2) and Addie Mae (infant), and two precious Yorkies, Teddy and Scooby. Teaching math is very special to me, because in middle school math was not always easy for me. I had a teacher who challenged me to always do my best. She was arguably the hardest teacher I ever had, but she inspired me to persevere through problem-solving. As I struggled and asked many questions, I learned and my understanding grew every day. Eventually, math became my favorite subject. I write this to encourage you! I did not always like math, but now I LOVE math and recognize its importance in the world around me! I hope that I can inspire you to be the best that you can be in my classroom and in the world outside of my classroom.

Materials Needed

  • ONLINE GRAPHING CALCULATOR

    This online graphing calculator will be provided for the NCFE's and EOC's. Students are encouraged to use this at home, so they are familiar for the final exam. 

    Daily Classroom Materials for Foundations of Math 1, Math 1, and Honors Math 1:

    • 1 bound Spiral or composition notebook
    • Headphones for Chromebook 
    • School-issued Chromebook(provided by CMHS)*
    • Chromebook Charger (provided by CMHS)
    • Pencils
    • TI-83/+ or TI-84/+ Calculator (optional)

    *Personal computer not allowed for use in class

Daily Schedule

  • Fall 2021 SCHEDULE 

    1st Period: Foundations of Math 1

    2nd Period: Planning 

    3rd Period: Math 1

    4th Period: Honors Math 1