The MRC is now fully operational in its new location, on the second floor of the library right next to the Writing Center! A student tutor is available during most class periods and a math department faculty member is present on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings during study hall.
Three new teachers have joined the Williston Math Department! They all may be new to Williston, but they are not new to teaching.
Fun facts:The Williston Math department has a combined 245 years of teaching experience. Each teach in the department has been teaching for an average of 18.8 years!
Karla Schaffer – Karla taught math and worked at the Webb School in Tennessee for the last six years. Karla earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Psychology at Mercyhurst University and earned an MEd. in Teaching and Learning from Vanderbilt University. She will coach in the girl’s soccer and tennis programs. Karla and her husband Teddy will live in Clare House.
Teddy Schaffer – Teddy is an experienced math teacher who joins Williston from the Webb School in Tennessee. Teddy earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from Furman University and a M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech. Teddy will teach math, and coach ultimate frisbee and water polo. Teddy and his wife Karla will live in Clare House.
Dr. Rajendra Shrivastava – Raj comes across the country from California to join the Williston community. He has taught math, physics, and computer science at both the high school and college level. Most recently, he has been teaching math and computer science in high schools. He holds several advanced degrees including a Ph.D in Computer Science from Louisiana State University. In addition to teaching math and computer science at Williston, Raj will lead the Robotics program and coach in the spring season. Raj will live on Main St. in Easthampton.
During his presentation Dr. Shrivastava inaugurated the conference, introduced Dr. Iyengar, reminisced about what it was like to his student in the 80s, and talked about the theme for the event: “Generations and Continuity.”
“Last week Mrs. Conroy, [my daughter] Laura, and I did a geometry construction to create the starting line for the new cross country course. We checked our work by using a 3-4-5 right triangle made of rope.”