Carol Sikes

I am in my second year as a Master's student in Mathematics Education. My undergraduate degree is in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech. For the four years prior to attending UGA I worked as a manufacturing manager in Albany, Georgia with Procter & Gamble. I left that career to begin graduate school in preparation to teach high school mathematics.

Half-way through the first year I began working as a graduate assistant for the Learning and Performance Support Laboratory (LPSL), which focuses on research projects involving instructional technology in a variety of subjects. I am helping mentor others to write professional development modules for teachers to use so that they can incorporate technology into their classrooms.

I grew up in southeast Georgia in a little town called Brooklet. Brooklet is about ten minutes from Statesboro, home of the Georgia Southern University Eagles. I lived in Brooklet until I graduated from Statesboro High School and attended Georgia Tech. My family still lives in Brooklet and I visit them there as often as possible.

I live in a small house in northwest Athens with my two dogs, Saba and Otis, and my cat, Trouble. When I am not studying for classes, I enjoy rowing, swimming, sailing, reading, and watching college sports. Most weekends I travel to Dahlonega where my parents have a mountain cabin. The cabin is a peaceful place for studying and relaxing, featuring a large hot tub and the sound of the Chestetee River running over rocks. I enjoy traveling in general, especially to the Carribbean. I have sailed twice in the Carribbean, once to the Dutch West Indies and once to the British Virgin Islands. It truly is paradise!