Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Arts in Education, University of Arizona Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Phoenix Mathematics Endorsement, University of Arizona SEI Endorsement National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Mathematics (2003-2013)
Mrs. Polly Ann Kimminau
Welcome to 6th grade math at La Cima Middle School! Over the course of the 2018-2019 school year, you will be learning many new and exciting mathematical concepts that will prepare you to be successful in math classes at La Cima and in high school! Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and/or concerns. I am here to assist you in making mathematics a positive and productive experience.
Defining Moment in Education
My 10th grade geometry teacher, Mr. Richard Hamilton at Sabino High School, Tucson, Arizona, influenced me to become a math teacher. He supported my learning of Geometry and never gave up on me as I struggled with proofs, postulates, and theorems. I chose to become a math teacher because of Mr. Hamilton. I wanted to help students learn to love math just as he helped me!
Core Educational Belief
I believe that with a rigorous course of study, supportive home, and highly qualified teachers, ALL students can learn!
14 years at Lulu Walker Elementary School: 4th and 5th grades.
1 year as a Career Ladder Facilitator
16 years at La Cima Middle School: 6th-8th grades, mathematics
2014: Distinguished Service Award presented by the Amphitheater School District.
2016: Rodel Exemplary Teacher Award presented by the Rodel Foundation.
2016: “Women of Spirit” Award presented by Tucson Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.