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Kristine Newton - Edwards Campus
- B.S. Mathematics from Southern Oregon University with a minor in Communications. 2002-2005
- Masters in the Art of Teach from Southern Oregon University. 2005-2006
- I taught 6-12 grade math in a small remote village in Alaska for two years after completing my education in Oregon. New Stuyahok is a village of 500 native Alaskans located on the Nushagak River. Fly in, fly out, no roads, cars, restaurants.... I taught many different subjects to a wide variety of ability levels.
- I also had the opportunity to coach JV/Varsity volleyball and start an after school tutoring class two nights a week.
- 2008-09 I taught geometry, algebra and basic math at Telluride High School.
- 2009-10 I taught geometry A, B, Algebra 1.5, Statistics and ACT Prep at Battle Mountain High School.
I am a determined, enthusiastic, and highly motivated teacher. I take great pride in being a teacher and a coach, and feel my strengths and talents are well utilized in this career. I feel like my biggest strength is the positive rapport I build with my students. I also strive to make my lessons creative, memorable and applicable to the real world.
I was born in southern California but moved to southern Oregon shortly after. I grew up in a town of roughly 100. My k-8 education was in a two room schoolhouse that housed 18 students. After graduating high school at 17, I attended Southern Oregon University in Ashland Oregon. I received my degree in math in 3 years and my masters in one more. I started teaching at the age of 21. This will be my 6th year teaching math. Most of my experience is in high schools but I am excited to adapt my curriculum to middle school.
Passion / Interests:
I’ve had many injuries in the past, so I have come to love the low impact of biking. Mountain biking mostly and riding my fixed gear town bike. I also enjoy snowboarding and just recently bought my first set of skate skis. My domesticated interests include cooking, crocheting hats, and playing sequence (a challenging board/card game of logic and strategy).
Your Vision for SCCS Middle School:
It is extremely important to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in the classroom. I hope to bring another dimension to the math department at SCCS with hands on and challenging curriculum.