Sallie  Langseth

Sallie Langseth is the creator and ongoing coordinator of
the Advanced Placement Mathematics Program in Deer Park, Texas and
sponsor for the initial Academic Decathlon Program in Deer Park. Her
team placed second in 1990.

Langseth has designed a national mathematics curriculum for socially,
educationally, and economically disadvantaged youths. She labels her
attitude toward equal access to educational opportunities as a pragmatic
optimist — pragmatic in that every child cannot take advantage of
every educational opportunity, optimistic in that she believes all
children should be allowed to achieve as much as possible.

Sallie Langseth brings her own educational experiences to her
teaching. If adequate diagnostic methods had been available in the
1950s, she would have been diagnosed as mildly hyperactive, dyslexic,
gifted and talented, and economically disadvantaged. She could not and
cannot spell. Because of her background, she feels comfortable dealing
with students from various backgrounds and skill levels.

Education

1990

University of Houston/Clear Lake, supervision certification

1976

University of Houston, Master of Education

 

University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Chemistry

Teaching Experience

1972- present

Deer Park ISD High School mathematics

1970-72

Pasadena ISD Intermediate school mathematics

1969-72

Pasadena ISD High School mathematics

Special Recognition

1994-95

Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year

1995

Texas Nominee for Presidential Award for Mathematics

1995

Goals 2000 Participant,Washington, D.C.

1995

Achievement in Education Award from the National Dyslexic Society

1993

Texas Nominee for Presidential Award for Mathematics

1990

Tandy Corporation Outstanding Math Teacher

1990

Honoree of the National Press Corps in Washington, D.C.