Welcome to another exciting year of middle school learning! I'm Mrs. Tera Hart and I'll be working with the math team this year to support your mathematics learner at Medical Lake Middle School.
I am originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but spent a lot of time growing up in Colorado and Connecticut. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, I served as an Intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force before separating to raise a family. Desiring to further serve my community as an educator, I went back to school to earn my Master's in Teaching, Mathematics Education from Western Governors University. Prior to this year, I taught 6th grade math and language arts in another district.
I enjoy spending time with my husband, four children, and four dogs. Two of my sons are in college (University of Washington and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy); one son is at Medical Lake High School; and, my daughter is a middle school student right here! I'm a fan of all sports, but my heart bleeds blue and orange for my Denver Broncos. I am an avid reader, former crafter, and life long learner.
My passion is teaching students to be fierce problem-solvers in both mathematics and in their lives. Math students develop critical thinking skills and learn to apply logic and reasoning to the world around them. They also discover that math is both visual and creative, full of patterns and beauty. I look forward to working with your student as we tackle this year of challenges and opportunities!