Charise Van Duin

Charise Van Duin

Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1

I am Charise Van Duin and I am the LCS 8th grade mathematics teacher. I am passionate about helping students learn math from a constructivist perspective, and guiding them to become productive citizens as well as college graduates! I am currently working towards getting my masters degree in Mathematics Education at Cal State Los Angeles.

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
Cal State LA, Interdisciplinary Studies with Math Concentration.

What is your highest degree held?
BA from Cal State LA

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I was inspired to become a math teacher because I am extremely passionate about math and want to change student’s perspective on the value of mathematics. I believe every student can be successful as long as they have a supportive and caring teacher.

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
Two years.

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
I love the positive and rigorous school culture.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
Uglies by Scott Westerfield.