'I worked as a math tutor all through high school and college. I always loved math and I genuinely enjoyed helping others understand it. When I finished my BA, I realized teaching was my calling, so I entered UCSB’s master of education program and the rest is history!
Teaching at an online school means that I get to know my students surprisingly well! Even though I don’t know what any of my students look like, I know their hobbies, interests, strengths, and struggles. I mostly work one-on-one with them, which means that I can identify exactly what they need help with and how to get them to the next level of understanding. I have much closer relationships with my students here at Colorado Connections Academy than I ever did in a bricks-and-mortar school.
With a rigorous college-prep curriculum, our students are set up for success in their future, whether they choose to attend college or join the workforce. The school offers everything from AP classes to career and technical training classes. Students learn to be self-advocates at Colorado Connections Academy—they reach out to teachers regularly and learn to build professional relationships. Since our school is self-paced, students also learn to be responsible for their own time.