Katelyn Tavernier
Meet Katelyn Tavernier

Name: Katelyn Tavernier

Family: Husband, Casey, andchildren, Camden (7) and Carsen (4)

School: Hughson High School

Position: Math teacher

Experience and education: Bachelor’s degree in mathematics for secondary education from Grand Canyon University.

What attracted you to Hughson? Hughson is home! My husband graduated from Hughson High in 2004. We also live here and our children attend Hughson Elementary.

What most inspires you about what you do? Teaching the future generation and watching the “light bulb moment” happen in real time.

What is a challenge you look forward to tackling this year? Helping students understand that math is essential in everyday life.

What is your favorite teaching tool or activity? I enjoy utilizing online tools such as 99math and Kahoot! Students are used to online platforms, so I have found that they tend to enjoy these fun, interactive yet educational tools.

What do you want your students to remember? That they can do hard things!

How can parents support what you do? Parents can support me by encouraging their student(s) to practice often and participate in class.

What would surprise people about your job? That it is fun! I truly enjoy getting to know each of my students and watching their skills grow.

What do you do for fun? I enjoy traveling with my family. We particularly like to visit Disneyland and Southern California. I also love to read and spend time outdoors.