Position:

Math Teacher

Grades:

Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth

Subjects:

Math & Algebra 1

Other Roles/Responsibilities:

Math intervention teacher, small group lessons, school tutor, and private math tutor

Email:

lfox@foothillsacademy.com

About Dr. Linda Fox

Although I was born in the wilds of Oregon, I spent most of my life in the San Francisco Bay area, where I graduated from Stanford University and received my doctorate from University of California at Berkeley. My first job after my doctorate was at Stanford Computer Systems Lab, and from there I ended up at Ford Aerospace, which later became part of Lockheed Martin. I moved into telecommunications at Pacific Bell, now part of AT&T as a systems architect for computer systems. When we moved to Arizona in 2002, I started tutoring and substitute teaching at Foothills Academy.

Education
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Work Experience
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The best thing about teaching: I love to watch those who are really trying to learn a concept and make it to the “Ah Hah!” moment when the math ideas connect and it makes sense.

Some of my favorite things:

  • Color: Red Violet
  • Food: Hasagowa Sushi
  • Book: Dune
  • Subject: Calculus
  • Hobby: Hiking Archaeological Sites
  • Sports Team: Stanford Football Team

If I wasn’t a teacher, I would be: Tutoring students in math

Why did you choose to become a teacher?
I spent many years as a computer engineer in aerospace and telecommunications. Now that I am retired, I feel that being a teacher can make a difference in the lives of students. I can encourage students and give them a glimpse of the real-world use of mathematics. I enjoy the challenge of the learning process and helping students to persevere until they understand.

Accomplishments
As an engineer, I invented a way to show off complicated touch-screen computer display systems so that we could demonstrate to customers how they would work in actual real-life scenarios years before the actual software would be ready. That was years before there were laptops and touch-sensitive displays that ordinary people could buy.