This blog was created as the final project for C I5630-375 at Appalachian State University.

13266062_10100362387955469_6664310254222335758_nMy name is Tori Cox. I live a few minutes outside of Boone, NC in the beautiful valley between Snake Mountain and Elk Knob in a 90-year old homestead cabin with my three dogs. I have been focusing on the back-to-the-land movement, primitive skills, and sustainable agriculture for the past few years. I am switching careers from non-profit management to education.

I joined this certificate program because I want to return to the classroom to teach math again, which is something I have done several times in the past. I am passionate about finding ways to inspire learning of a subject that is challenging to many students. And math is a lifelong obsession of mine that I love to share.

I have been fortunate enough to travel the world and the United States extensively. I play fiddle and guitar, am an artist and craftsperson, practice yoga, enjoy hiking, canoeing, camping and jumping off waterfalls, I love to cook, to grow and preserve food, to sew and upcycle clothes, and DIY home projects. I am passionate about the integrated curriculum and I’m excited to bring my broad range of skills and passions into the mathematics classroom.