Mrs. Rodriguez is a new math teacher who joined Christian High School this year. She has been teaching for seven years, with a previous history as a math tutor. This year, she is teaching Algebra 2 and Intro to College Math (ICM). The Genesis staff had the opportunity to interview her about her past experiences and life outside of CHS. Read below to get to know the new face on campus!
Q: What is your favorite part of teaching?
A: Seeing students have the “ah ha!” moment when they figure out how to do a problem and realize that it all makes sense!
Q: Where did you attend college?
A: I went to Cal Poly Pomona for my Bachelor’s Degree in Math, then I went to SDSU for my Master’s in Math.
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: My dad was a pastor searching for the right fit so we moved a lot. Moving had its positives and its negatives; you had to say goodbye to all of your friends but you got to make new friends. I loved living in La Crescenta. It is where I met my husband and accepted Jesus.
Q: What is the craziest thing that has ever happened to you?
A: I did a Spartan Race. That was pretty crazy. I climbed over walls, under barbed wire, through mud, carried sandbags and buckets of rocks. It was fun but definitely crazy.
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
A: I love to watch hockey. My husband and I used to go to games all the time when we were dating. Go Kings!
Q: What is your life like outside of school?
A: I like to go to the gym, run, hike, kayak, and chase my daughter around the house. I have a 2 year old daughter. She is the sweetest girl. We’re still waiting for the terrible twos to hit. She is pretty awesome. We also go on walks with our dog a lot. She is German Shepherd mix and is very mischievous. She likes to chew things, like books or furniture. We love her anyways though.
Q: How did you and your husband meet?
A: We were in youth group together in high school. His older brother was my youth pastor. We were friends for a few years first before we started dating. We disagree on what our first date was. I think it was a trip to Disneyland (he says we were just friends). He thinks it was a few weeks later when he invited me to the movies.
Q: Any advice for students? A: Take 4 years of math! You forget too much if you skip a year and end up taking extra classes in college.
By: Serena Krivitz