STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

Sarah Firestone '13

Job Title:

Math Teacher

Department:

Mathematics

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext. 

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Started at O'Dowd:

2019

Degrees: 

B.A. Mathematics, UC Santa Cruz M.A. Teacher Education, UC Berkeley

Originally from:

Berkeley, CA

Why I Teach:

I teach because I believe in education and the versatility afforded by investing time and effort into schooling.

Most powerful teaching technique:

Turn-and-talks

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

I teach mathematics because math is a critical skill. Understanding our world using numbers allows one to critically analyze causal relationships and social issues (and others).

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Recommended reads:

Mathematical Mindsets, Jo Boaler Born a Crime, Trvor Noah The Undoing Project and The Big Short, Michael Lewis

Hobbies or outside interests:

Climbing and skiing