OLMA began the school year with seven new faculty members. One of them is Math Teacher Lindsay Day, who says it's impossible to single out her favorite part of working at OLMA. "I love connecting with and getting to know the girls, and the smaller, more personal class settings at OLMA have made that possible," said Ms. Day. Every day I am excited to come to work and share in the girls' successes, whether it's an 'aha' moment in the classroom or a victory on the field."
Ms. Day first got interested in teaching at the high school level while coaching softball. "Graduating with my Pure Mathematics degree from Rutgers University-Camden was a chance for me to use my understanding and love of mathematics to help young girls at such an influential age," she said. "As an educator, I strive to be a positive role model. I recognize the great importance of building confidence and knowledge in students and empowering them to embrace the challenges that STEM subjects offer. We can defy the gender stereotype of math and science at OLMA."
Ms. Day fully embraces technology and fully integrates it into her teaching. Combined with her high energy level and enthusiasm, Ms. Day makes learning math fun for her students. (Take a look at the video LINKED HERE see an example of her work.) She has also embraced the hybrid learning model currently in place but says it keeps her busy. "It's sometimes hard getting all of my work finished by Sunday to watch the Eagles, but lately, watching the Eagles has been challenging too," said Ms. Day, an avid fan of the Birds.
Two additional little-known facts about Ms. Day include playing softball at Rutgers and being a drummer in a band! Ms. Day considers herself fortunate to be at OLMA and is grateful to the entire staff and student body for making the beginning of her first year here so special.
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