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Beth Negronida – Upper School Mathematics

Beth Negronida

Biography

I was born and raised in Evanston. I went to Dartmouth College and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology before earning a Masters in Teaching from National Louis University in 1990.

I taught in Roycemore’s Middle School from 1990 thru 2004 before taking off a few years to stay at home with my kids. I returned to Roycemore in 2012 as an Upper School math teacher. It may make me a geek, but I think that math is fun. I love the linear step-by-step process of algebra AND the out-of-the-box thinking that is sometimes necessary to solve less traditional problems. I also think that the practical applications of math are just as important as the traditional high school curriculum, which is why I do group projects on buying a car and buying a house in my Algebra II classes.

When I’m not teaching, I love to read, hike, and hang out with the animals at the Evanston Animal Shelter.

Education

  • B.A. Dartmouth College
  • MAT National Louis University

Favorite Quote

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou

Why do you teach? What is the impact you hope to make on students?

I teach because I really like high school kids, and I want to help give them the tools they need to succeed in higher level math classes and in life.

Why Roycemore?

Roycemore is a safe place to learn and to be yourself. There is no cookie cutter philosophy — every student is an individual and is treated that way. And with an average of 8-10 kids in my classes, I can really get to know and support all of my students.