Dr. Hope Concannon
Ph.D., Duke University
Ph.D., Duke University
This is Hope’s second year teaching in the Math Department at Asheville School. She currently teaches AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC, and has taught Geometry, Precalculus, Honors and AP Physics, and Multivariable Calculus. Hope is a cross-country coach and will work with the Mountaineering program in the spring. She lives off campus, but only a few miles “ATS” (across the street).
After receiving a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics with minors in Philosophy and Humanities at Valparaiso University, Hope accepted a fellowship for graduate study at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. in Physics in 1996, with a specialty in Quantum Optics. As she was finishing her degree, she realized that she was happier in the classroom than in the laboratory and enrolled in the MAT program at Duke University. She earned her MAT, with a specialty in mathematics, in 1997.
Hope joined the faculty at Carolina Day School in Asheville, NC, in 1997 as a member of both the science and mathematics departments and remained there for 14 years. She was eventually named Chair of the Mathematics Department, yet still managed to teach at least one section of physics each year. In order to actively work on curriculum development and the use of modeling in the mathematics classroom, she took a two-year position in the Mathematics Department at The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC in 2012. Hope joined the Asheville School faculty in 2014. Hope has been a grader of the AP Statistics exam for the past 8 years, and has presented at numerous Statistics “Student Study Sessions”. She has presented talks at the North Carolina Teachers of Mathematics annual meeting and the Teaching Contemporary Mathematics conference.
Hope is very happy to live in the mountains of Western North Carolina and loves the opportunities that living in Asheville provides. She is an avid trail runner and races distances from 5K to the marathon. She loves to dance – ballroom, country, swing, and line – and will spend many weekend evenings out dancing. She also enjoys playing the djembe, an African hand drum. Hope is currently fulfilling a bucket-list goal by training for her first Ironman Triathlon, scheduled for October 17. Despite this long list of activities, on any school holiday you can generally find Hope curled up in a comfy chair reading a good book.