Klonowski Enjoys Teaching Math

Bryanna-Marie Garcia, Ranger Review Reporter

Kimberlin Klonowski, is a teacher in the Math department at Lewis-Palmer High School. She shares her passion in math and her favorite things that come with it. She also shares her perspective as a teacher due to Covid-19. 

”I graduated at the University of Michigan, with a secondary mathematics major. I have been teaching at Lewis-Palmer for 2 years, but overall I have been a teacher for 6 years. During my time at Lewis-Palmer I have taught Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR). I enjoy teaching AQR, a senior level class, which is more of an application base. Students are taking all of their concepts from Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2, and using this into one class. I enjoy teaching this class because, one of the questions we get asked a lot as teachers is ‘when am I going to use this’ and that’s what AQR is. I have always loved math! I was one of those people that math always came easily to me. I have had an act for math since Elementary. My favorite thing about teaching math is that moment when students get it. There are a lot of times when students don’t understand it, and when they do their light bulb turns on! There have been many pros and cons as a teacher teaching during Covid-19. I like the classes being smaller, which is a bonus. It lets me have more one on one conversation with the students. Compared to when you can get lost in the crowd when there is 1 of 30 students. It’s hard not to see all of the students smiling faces with a mask covering them. Yet, it’s for safety and we definitely need to keep up with it. l think one thing is we have to make sure that we are getting through this. It’s a rough time in the world. My goals are to make sure the students are happy, healthy, and they can get through the math! I love teaching at Lewis-Palmer High School because we have a really strong community and everybody bonds together and is willing to help each other out. My advice to any teacher is to just be flexible. Especially in today’s world you have to make sure that you are always adapting, and adjusting to make sure you are fitting a new set of students or the new environment.”