What’s your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is grounded in my love for math and science and belief that everyone can do well at math. Becoming math literate gives every student a number of key practical capabilities, a firm sense of confidence, and it also gives every student access to the beauty and language of math that they may otherwise miss. I believe that with a combination of challenge and support, every student can surprise herself with what she discovers.
What excites you about The Academy at Penguin Hall?
I am excited about so many things about Penguin Hall, especially the fresh holistic approach to education, where every girl is going to grow academically, as a person, as a member of the community and citizen of the world. I know that unique value of an all-girls Catholic education because I attended one. Girls are encouraged to take risks, be themselves, and do so with the support from their fellow students, teachers, and mentors.
Share something unique about yourself.
I have also taught swimming, and swam competitively for ten years. It is so rewarding to see a child go from splashing around or even scared to becoming confident and competent in the water. I love to bake and have a killer collection of nerdy math and science t-shirts, many, yes, featuring Pi.
Annie Conway received a B.A.in Secondary Education and Mathematics from Lesley University.