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Jesup, GA 31545
Wayne County, created by an act of the legislature in 1803 was named after General “Mad” Anthony Wayne of revolutionary war fame.
Wayne County grew as a railroad intersection of the now Norfolk Southern and the CSXT lines, as an important producer of wood products and the home of the Federal Correction Institute (FCI).
The 2000 census gives a population of 26,500 persons, with almost 10,000 in the city of Jesup. Mostly rural in nature, Wayne County has abundant agriculture and outdoor activities, including the Altamaha River.
Math I with Support - Goals &
This support and Math I combination class will offer those students who have past struggles with Math an opportunity to catch up on missed concepts and practice and to master the Algebra, Geometry and Probability standards of the Math I curriculum. The Fall semester will be focused on re-introducing math concepts of coordinate planes, graphing, calculator usage, polynomials, fractions, decimals, integer rules, order of operations, functions, formulas, probability, polygons, angles and a preview of Math I concepts of rational expressions, absolute value, polygon angles and mean absolute deviation. The Spring semester will follow the Math I standards for Functions, Polynomials, Geometry, Logic and Probability, culminated with the End of Course Test (EOCT). The course will be very structured and rigorous. Each student is expected to be successful and the instructors will push them to achieve the best that they are truly capable of.
Dave is a 1987 graduate of the University of Georgia and spent 10 years operating his own business before starting a second career in teaching in the late 1990’s. In his 15 year high school education career, at Pierce County High School, Thomas P James Academy and Wayne County High School, Dave has taught Forestry, Agriculture, Welding, Algebra I, Algebra III, Applied Algebra, GHSGT Review, Geometry, Math I, Math I support and Acc/Gifted Math I.
Dave offers students a very thoroughly organized grounding in Math concepts via a multi-media teaching approach. Having also been a coach, boys baseball (JV and Varsity Assistant), girls fast pitch softball (JV) and currently the Wayne County High School Swimming Coach, Dave brings a coaches mentality to the classroom with the attendant emphasis on student motivation.
Walt Vredeveld has come to teaching as a second career. Vredeveld is Dutch and is pronounced Free – Duh- Fell-d (substitute V for F) and means Peaceful (Vrede) – Field (Veld). Walt originally hails from Lansing, Michigan, but spent his formative years growing up in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
He has been married for 30 years to Martha (Technology Specialist Wayne County schools) and they have three children: Brenna (an environmental consultant living in California), Rebecca (formerly a chef at a resort on Captive Island, Florida, but now moving to Ithaca, New York, to pursue a Master’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Cornell University) and Michael (a student at Georgia Tech).
Walt has a BA in Liberal Arts and an MBA in Logistics from the University of Tennessee and spent 27 years in the Logistics & Distribution field with Westinghouse in Pittsburgh and Baltimore and with Rayonier. Leaving Rayonier in 2008, in a re-organization, Walt has finally joined the “family business” (both parents are retired teachers and his brother has been a high school teacher in Tennessee for over 25 years).
raising three children and working with youth in Scouting and the Boys & Girls Club,
well prepared to pave a road to success for Wayne County students. He is also currently enrolled in the Masters
in Teaching – Special Education General Curriculum program at Valdosta State University.
Walt was a collegiate athlete at Tennessee (Tennessee Swimming – 1978 NCAA National Champions) and coaches the Wayne County Piranha Recreation Swim Team. He is an Eagle Scout and has worked as a Scout leader in Wayne County since arriving in 1997. His interests include swimming, reading, cycling, camping, canoeing, folk music (new interest) and travel.
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