This is Marissa Krielaart's third year serving as a Tepeyac faculty member. She came to us from Illinois State University - OLT is her first teaching position! Ms. Krielaart is tasked with teaching Algebra I and Algebra III as well as staffing our Resource Center where she provides individual and small group support for girls who need math help.
Marissa reflects on her life as a high school Math teacher and learning how to differentiate within her classroom in order to meet the needs of all of the learning levels, especially with Freshwomen, "It's a lot of work to get everyone up to speed by the end of Freshman year. It's my job to give our girls the good education that they deserve and help them feel comfortable with Math." In addition to her lesson plans, Marissa has been surprised at how much she also enjoys the social emotional support that is required from a high school teacher serving teenagers. She enjoys advising the girls as they navigate friendships and learn responsibility and discipline.
"Tepeyac girls have taught me that listening skills are key. Listening to the needs of my students has informed my teaching as well as my support of them as young women."
An aspiring artist in her spare time, Ms. Krielaart is the moderator for the Anime Club that celebrates a style of animation and art, originating in Japanese culture. It is very popular with our girls. Thank you for putting all of your heart into your teaching, Ms. Krielaart!