I think the role of a teacher is to create opportunities for students to discover and showcase their strengths, and improve their weaknesses, in a safe environment. Teachers should also take on the role of creating an environment that builds within students a love of learning.”

Kaitlyn’s Story

Teaching Discipline

Mathematics

Why Mathematics

“Math is the foundation of engineering and science. When students see the importance of math and find joy in doing math, a whole new world of opportunities opens for them. Another reason for choosing to teach math is that many students have math anxiety and this pushes them away from doing anything related to math. I want to show students that they can do math and that they can find joy in doing math.”

Professional Experience

Kaitlyn taught taekwondo to children for four years while in high school and college.

As an undergraduate student, Kaitlyn interned at Whirlpool Corporation for one summer, working to create a smart refrigerator. Implementing image recognition algorithms, the appliance recognizes items it has stored and removes them as they are consumed.

In 2017, Kaitlyn started a company called Love to Learn that teaches elementary school students physics, engineering, and math. She has taught through this company for the past three years.

Kaitlyn will begin teaching at Woodside High School during the 2020–2021 school year. 

Hobbies

Kaitlyn enjoys playing board games. 

Academic Background

  • Stanford University (Master of Arts Education)
  • Harvey Mudd College (Bachelor of Science in Engineering)