Academy of Environmental Sciences
Phone: 803-476-3900, extension 3973
Degrees and Certifications:
BS MEd NBCT Middle Childhood Generalist
Cindy Sommers teaches Math Club, the math enrichment program at Dutch Fork Elementary School. Math Club provides 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students with additional opportunities to interact with the mathematical concepts, skills and problem solving strategies being learned in their regular math classrooms. She began her career teaching 6th and 3rd grades and then spent seventeen years as a 2nd grade teacher. After nineteen years she left the regular classroom and began teaching math intervention and enrichment. She received her undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston and her master’s degree from the University of South Carolina. She has held a certification from the National Board of Teacher Education since 2003. She believes that learning is social and that deep conceptual development of mathematical concepts is best developed through the use of concrete materials and guided exploration prior to the introduction of abstract representations of concepts and standard algorithms. These experiences make learning fun and accessible to all.