High School Math Teacher
Dorinda Scott is a high school math teacher at Iowa Connections Academy. She holds
a BA in secondary mathematics and a middle school endorsement in math and English
from Dordt College. She also has her master's degree in Professional Education
from Morningside College. Ms. Scott also teaches Gifted and Talented courses. She
shares more about herself below.
“I have always wanted to become a teacher. I love kids and math. Most of my family
members were also teachers, so it seemed like the natural course for me. I absolutely love
teaching at Iowa Connections Academy because I can work with students at their individual
levels. I get to know students well and can work with them to help them succeed! There are
so many benefits for teaching at an online school verses a bricks-and-mortar school.
Flexibility is a huge thing. I can help kids with their schedule so that it suits them best.
Iowa Connections Academy provides so many resources for teachers, parents, and students to
really dive into anything they want. The school also prepares students by providing a great
and rigorous curriculum. It helps develop important skills such as time management and
self-advocacy in students. Each student really can find what works for him or her and run
with it. The one thing that I can tell prospective parents as they are making the decision
to enroll is that there are so many opportunities for students to shine in this program.
With parents, teachers, and students working together, there is no stopping what the child
The one thing that I can tell prospective parents as they
are making the decision to enroll is that there are so many opportunities for students
to shine in this program. With parents, teachers, and students working together, there
is no stopping what the child can achieve!
— Ms. Scott
When I am not teaching, I am often reading—most of the time I would rather sit on the
couch and read a book than go out. I also love to golf and spend time out on the lake.
Currently, I am working for a gifted and talented endorsement, as well as starting to earn
my master’s. I truly believe that we should never stop improving ourselves!”