At the September 23, 2013 Board of Education meeting, Nancy Chambers, seventh-grade math teacher at Ladue Middle School received the district’s Excellence in Education Award.
Nancy began working in the Ladue School District in August 2008 as an eight-grade math teacher, but has been a proud leader of the seventh-grade Titan team for the last four years.
Nancy considers St. Louis her hometown. She has three children, Beth, Sarah and Laura. She has her BSBA in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is also a Certified Public Accountant. She received her Master of Arts in Education from UMSL.
Greg Baber, principal at the middle school says Nancy is “extremely dedicated to the success of her students and is always willing to go the extra mile.” She takes her students learning very seriously and if a student is struggling with a concept, Nancy will work tirelessly to help. Nancy is very good at identifying student needs and differentiating her instruction so her students learn in the ways they are most comfortable integrating new concepts. Her colleagues describe her as personable, approachable and a team player.
In addition to her contributions inside the classroom, Nancy is also generous with her knowledge and skills outside the classroom. She is Co-Department Chair in Mathematics, she is on the character Education Committee, and a sponsor of the middle school’s Character Council. She is also sponsor of the middle school’s math club.
Nancy also takes time to make sure her students have some fun and opportunities to bond with one another, and is also a sponsor of Sixth Grade Camp and the ever-popular middle school ski trips.