The Department of Mathematics Education
I was born William Joseph Tankersley on June 22, 1970 in Greenville,
South Carolina. Although the Tankersley family has inhabited Columbia County,
Georgia since the Revolutionary War, I have only lived there (in Appling)
since 1976. I graduated from Harlem High School in 1988 and Augusta State
University in 1994, where I received a B.S. in Mathematics as well as the
Outstanding Senior in Mathematics award. I am currently in my fourth year
teaching mathematics at Evans High School, where I teach Tech Prep Math
and Trigonometry/Advanced Algebra. I am pursuing an M.Ed. in Mathematics
Education at the University of Georgia, which I will complete Spring Quarter
I am married to the former Janet Lee Bush, who is originally from Emanuel
County, Georgia. Janet grew up near the communities of Adrian and Norristown.
She is a 1987 graduate of Swainsboro High School and a 1996 graduate of
the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where she earned a B.S. in Physical
Therapy. Her specialty area is Pediatrics. We were married on December 6,
1997, at West Acres Baptist Church in Evans, Georgia.
My hobbies include traveling, genealogy, computers, and bluegrass music.
I have been playing the banjo and guitar for about 7 years. My newest toy
is a "banjo-mandolin" that my wife gave me for Christmas. I also
enjoy model trains and coin collecting.
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