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Kara Teehan

Kara Teehan

2016 Fellow
Middletown High School North
Middletown, New Jersey

Teaching Discipline

Mathematics

Why Mathematics

“I love the challenging aspect of math.  Math is required for almost every job and for a variety of everyday tasks. Patterns and logic are everywhere, and problem solving is an important aspect of learning and developing. Math is integrated into many other subjects and is not only useful but is quite enjoyable.”

Professional Experience

While working as a mathematics tutor during her undergraduate students, Kara uncovered her passion for teaching.

Volunteer Experience

Kara has packed food at a local soup kitchen and assisted with organizing Cookies 4 Kids Leukemia fundraisers and annual Alzheimers walks.

Hobbies

Kara enjoys running half marathons, paddleboarding, playing board and card games, spending time on the beach and visiting waterfalls in various states.

Academic Background

  • Stockton University (Bachelor of Arts in Education and Mathematics)

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I really enjoy helping students realize their potential. I discovered that I could explain mathematics in an understandable way, and relate to students based on the ways that I misunderstood concepts when I originally learned them. I can't think of any other way I would want to spend a day than interacting with students and challenging them to exceed expectations.

Kara Teehan
2016 Fellow