Annie Conway

Academic Support

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.