Kaleigh Pate, instructor in the Mathematics Department at the University of West Alabama, received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from UWA in 2015, Master’s Degree in Mathematical Sciences from the University of West Florida in 2017, and is currently working on a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alabama.
Kaleigh joined the University of West Alabama in August 2019 after teaching high school mathematics from 2016 to 2019. Kaleigh teaches a variety of courses in the Math Department at UWA, both online and on campus. As of Fall 2020, she now leads instruction for the Math for Elementary Teachers courses. In addition to teaching responsibilities, she advises Secondary Math Education majors and serves as a University Supervisor for undergraduate and graduate Secondary Math Education Interns.
Kaleigh’s research interests focus on preservice teachers and her role as a teacher educator. She is interested in the math self-efficacy and teaching-efficacy of elementary preservice teachers. Her research also consists of exploring practices that connect literacy to the mathematics classroom through discourse analysis techniques.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to teach for the same university and department that played such a large part in my own educational journey. I truly believe there is something special about the University of West Alabama and the role it plays in preparing individuals for successful futures. The small class sizes, genuine faculty, and individual support given to students are just a few reasons I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of the University of West Alabama. Go Tigers!”
Currently working on a Ph. D in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics
University of Alabama
MS- Mathematical Sciences
University of West Florida
BS- Mathematics with a minor in Management
University of West Alabama