I am an engineer turned math teacher on a mission to engage more girls in STEM. I have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and worked in research & development in telecommunications prior to becoming a teacher.
Now, I spend my days working with some incredible middle school students. Initially, I chose to work in middle school because that is when girls start to “opt out” of math. Now, I choose to work with middle school students because they fill my days with wonder. They are smart and funny and all kinds of amazing. I still want to convince those girls that math is amazing, though.
I believe math is magic only in that it so beautifully explains how things work. It makes sense. People who think they aren’t good at math just haven’t had a chance to actually make sense of it yet.