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.



University of Houston/Clear Lake, supervision certification


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


Pasadena ISD Intermediate school mathematics


Pasadena ISD High School mathematics

Special Recognition


Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year


Texas Nominee for Presidential Award for Mathematics


Goals 2000 Participant,Washington, D.C.


Achievement in Education Award from the National Dyslexic Society


Texas Nominee for Presidential Award for Mathematics


Tandy Corporation Outstanding Math Teacher


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