Mrs. Knop has the pleasure of serving as the Mathematics Coordinator at the Herberger Young Scholars Academy. In addition to teaching traditional high school mathematics courses, she teaches a coding elective and Cambridge International A-Level Business, Geography, Thinking Skills and Pure Maths. She will also be coaching the sand volleyball teams this spring.
Mrs. Knop is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Mathematics Association of America (MAA), the International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), and the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT). In November 2015, her Calculus II classroom was showcased in a site visit to the academy by participants of the NAGC national convention. As a member of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded $8.7 million Arizona Mathematics Partnership (AMP) grant, she mentored middle school teachers to improve teacher and student learning in middle school classrooms. She also teaches mathematics at Scottsdale Community College.
With industry experience in construction project management, the financial markets, and a passion for climatology, Linda brings STEM integration into the classroom. Her academic studies include a B.S. in Finance and Master's degrees in Secondary Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction and Secondary Mathematics Education from Arizona State University, with research interests in problem-solving, cooperative learning, gifted motivation, and developing free online courseware.