Ms. Walton is in her 6th year of teaching middle school mathematics. At James Denman Middle School she teaches 7th grade mathematics, 8th grade mathematics, and 6th grade coding. Ms. Walton absolutely loves helping students make sense of meaningful and rich mathematical tasks. Her pedagogy emphasizes group work (Complex Instruction), joyful learning, and social justice.
Ms. Walton grew up in San Francisco and attended San Francisco public schools (Clarendon Elementary School, Hoover Middle School, and Lowell High School). After completing her bachelor’s degree at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, she earned her Master’s and Teaching Credential at Stanford University’s Teacher Education Program (STEP). Ms. Walton taught 8th grade mathematics for 4 years at Garfield Community School in a neighborhood called "Little Mex" in Redwood City. This is Ms. Walton's second year teaching in SFUSD. She is excited at the opportunity to give back to the district that provided her with so many opportunities growing up.
This year Ms. Walton is teaching with Ms. Carey-Jones. Ms. Carey-Jones is part of the San Francisco Teacher Residency and currently a masters student at USF.