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College of Education

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Faculty Profile
     
Armstrong, Abbigail Name: Abbigail Armstrong
Title: Assistant Professor
Education: Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Gardner-Webb University
M.Ed. in Middle Level Education, Winthrop University
B.A. in Secondary Mathematics Education
Office: 226 Withers Building 
Phone: 803/323-2457
E-mail: armstronga@winthrop.edu
Web: http://coe.winthrop.edu/armstronga
Area(s): My interests are literacy in the content areas and motivating diverse learners.

As a former math teacher, I saw the challenges students faced when they did not have the necessary reading and writing skills to succeed in class. Often, a student understood the mathematical concept, but could not apply that in a word problem, due to difficulties with reading. I also saw the unique needs of students who entered school with lower vocabulary levels, have less access to resources, and, at times, are not in an environment that encourages learning.

I taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics for 10 years in various districts in South Carolina. I have worked at Winthrop for five years. I coordinated the undergraduate middle level education program from 2005-2009. I teach core middle level education courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs. I am from Chesterfield, South Carolina. I am married to Caldwell Jerome Armstrong and we have a daughter named Asheland.