This year, I'm teaching Geometry, Financial Algebra, and Geometry Concepts & Skills. This is my 8th year teaching and 2nd at Hellgate. I got my BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin (Go Badgers!) and also have seven years of work experience in mechanical engineering. I've done graduate school and teacher training here at the University of Montana (Go Griz!) and Concordia University Wisconsin. I've taught just about every course from pre-algebra to 200 level college courses and learn new things about math and students every day.
With my experience working as an engineer and running my own business, I emphasize applications of mathematics and mathematical modeling skills necessary to be successful outside of school. Math is not about getting an answer. Mathematics is problem solving and using numbers to make sense of the world. Everyone can do math and everyone can use math to make their lives easier.