Ellen Bush

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Contact-new.svg Ellen Bush
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Employer:St. Joseph's Academy, Baton Rouge, LA
Occupation:High School Mathematics Teacher
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My Profile

Professional Background

  • High School mathematics teacher (6 years)
    • Primarily Algebra 2 and Algebra 2 Honors
    • with a little Geometry and Precalculus
    • Bowling coach and Quiz bowl coach
  • Before that-- PreK - 8 Computer teacher
  • Before that -- full-time mom
    • and substitute teacher
    • and scout leader, and camp director, and ...
  • Before that -- computer consultant
  • Before that -- Chemical Engineer at Exxon

St. Joseph's Academy Homepage


  • 1979 Yale University, B.S. Engineering and Applied Science
  • 1981 M.I.T., S.M. Chemical Engineering
  • 2006 Southeastern Louisiana University, M.A.Teaching
  • Currently enrolled at Southern University, Baton Rouge pursuing a PhD in Science and Math Education and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics.

Southern University Website

My Interests

  • Knitting
  • Reading mysteries
  • Triathlon training - July 31 Rochetchix Baton Rouge.


  • Transplanted Yankee
    • Grew up in New City, NY
    • After living in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Aruba, northern California
    • Settled in Baton Rouge in 1989
  • Husband, Eric, engineer at ExxonMobil
  • Son, David, junior film major at UCF
  • Son, Jason, freshman engineering major at LSU


My Projects

Welcome to Summer 2010

  • Updating this page as I take SMED 722 at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Here is my revised video for SMED 722. It is a lesson in a logic mini-course designed for high school students.
Introduction to Symbolic Logic 
  • Revising my moodle pages for Algebra 2 Honors.
  • Finishing and defending my thesis for my Masters degree in Mathematics.
  • Becoming proficient in the use of TI-Nspire technology.

The busy summer of 2009

  • This page fulfills a requirement for SMED 720 at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Creating a website: Algebread as part of a webmastering course and a new first unit for Algebra 2.
  • Implementing what I've learned in the weeklong "Engineering Principles in Science and Math Classrooms" that I attended at LSU.
    • Working on a powerpoint to encourage my students to consider engineering careers
  • Converting my blackboard site to moodle
    • For now, this is where I'll put my website (any suggestions for free hosts)
  • Learning podcasting - and now that I understand that, learning to use my new Ipod.
  • Getting ready for an exciting trip to the NCTM Illuminations Summer Institute

My Sandbox

My sandbox

My Reflection

My initial response to Wiki

Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours

Ellen, fill in the information and I will upgrade your wiki status. --Nellie Deutsch 21:15, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Wow, that was fast. Well done! --Nellie Deutsch 19:25, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Ellen, I am enjoying watching your page develop. Now you can visit other members' pages and add comments the wiki way and get a wikineighbor bade. --Nellie Deutsch 20:14, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Welcome to the family Ellen. Kindly enjoy yourself in this community. We will always be arround to support. --Victor P. K. Mensah 16:29, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

  • 80px-Wikineighbour V2.pngI hope you go on and build your page. The tutorials are well worth the effort.

Wikieducator_Tutorials. Let me know if you want help or more encouragement--Robin 07:33, 30 June 2009 (UTC)