Several years ago, Melissa Brown organized other calculus teachers in the district to brainstorm ways to help their students prepare for the AP exam. Ultimately they came up with the idea of the Jordan District Calculus Bowl. Ms. Brown hosted the fi rst event at Riverton High School. Questions were taken from previous AP exams, allowing students to have fun while reviewing for the test. The Calculus Bowl grows and improves each year.
When a chemistry teacher quit mid-year, Ms. Brown agreed to take the class. Teaching this class meant she would have seven different courses to prepare. Having never taught chemistry, she spent hours studying her lessons and learning to perform the demonstrations and laboratory experiments. This allowed a group of students to continue their current schedules without interruption.
"Your generosity, your dedication to your students, your respect for all people and your fun-loving personality are all major inspirations for how I hope I can live when I’m out in the real world," wrote a former student. "I am truly a better person because of your influence."