Autobiographical Statement


Nathan Wisdom




Nathan Wisdom, the tenth of fourteen siblings, was born in the cool hills of St. Ann, Jamaica. After completing a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from The University of the West Indies, I migrated to The Bahamas to pursue a career in Computer programming. Soon after my first programming assignment, I was called to be an educator. I accepted a position with the Ministry of Education in Nassau Bahamas, to teach mathematics in a secondary school. Consequently, I enrolled in the teacher education program at the college of The Bahamas where I completed a Diploma in Education and obtain my first teaching license. After teaching high school mathematics for four years, I migrated to the Unites States. On entering The United States, I found that the education system was undergoing several reforms particular in the licensing of teachers under the then new No Child Left Behind policy. As a result I decided to seek employment in the computer information system industry. While working at EarthLink Inc. I spoke to Dr. Marvin Marshall who encouraged me to go back into the classroom. I took his challenge, completed a Masters degree in Secondary Mathematics Education at Mercer University, and accepted a teaching assignment with the DeKalb County School System. I now reside in Conyers Georgia with my wife Tonya, my son Jeremiah (5), and my daughter Sarah (3). I am currently employed with the Rockdale County School System, deployed at Salem High School teaching The New GPS Math 1 and Accelerated Math 1.

I am currently enrolled in the EdS in Mathematics Education program at the University of Georgia. My objective is to complete the PhD program in Mathematics Education at UGA.  I plan to learn as much content and pedagogy as I possibly can in these programs so that I may devote my acquired skills to a teacher education program. My experience in professional development and in-service for teachers led me to this search for tools that I may use to improve the experience of teachers in my community.