Hello Students,

    I look forward to being your teacher. This is my first year at the Academy for Advanced Studies but not my first year of teaching. For 30 years I have taught in Cobb, Dekalb, Clarke, and Atlanta Public Schools. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Charleston, South Carolina where I married and had three children. I moved to Georgia and continued my education. I graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and the University of Georgia with a Masters and Specialist Degree in Math Education. I presently attend Atlanta Technical College majoring in Carpentry and Construction. I enjoy cooking and baking and have taken many cooking classes at the Art Institute of Atlanta's continuing education program. I also enjoy sewing. I've made several historical quilts that have traveled around the country. Knowing and teaching mathematics has helped me to learn and understand why it is a universal language. As you learn this semester, open your mind to explore new ideas. You can do anything you put your mind to. Geometry is not only exciting but relevant to everyday life. 

    Julian Quinones

    You will experience the awesome benefit of having 2 teachers this semester. Ms. Valerie Russell and Mr. Julian Quinones. Julian Quinones is a student at Clayton State University. He is currently working on a math degree with a focus on teaching and is looking forward to helping students reach their highest potential and goals. What a team! Look out, you're in for a great learning experience!!!

     Remember to attend the open house today. I will be online from 12-2pm. Here is the link: 

    Meeting ID  meet.google.com/shq-rckf-bwx

    Phone Numbers (‪US‬) ‪+1 347-947-7509‬ PIN: ‪307 299 455#‬