Position:

Math & Science Teacher

Grades:

Seventh and Eighth

Subjects:

7th & 8th Grade Math, 7th Grade Science

Other Roles/Responsibilities:

Coming Soon!

About Veronica Torres

I was born and raised in Arizona but I love to travel all over the world. I received my engineering degree from Arizona State University. While I was pursuing this degree, I volunteered to promote STEM as a career choice to middle and high school students. From this experience, I fell in love with the idea of teaching STEM at the middle and high school level. After I finished my engineering degree, I went back to school at Grand Canyon University to pursue my master’s degree in secondary education with an emphasis in mathematics. When I’m not at work, I can be found crafting, hiking, or curled up with a good book.

Education

M.A. Secondary Education Mathematics – Grand Canyon University
B.S.E. Engineering – Arizona State University 

Work Experience

2017-Present: FA Middle School Math & Science Teacher
2016-2017: Notre Dame Prep High School Teacher
2015-2017: Private Tutor
2013-2017: St. John XXIII Catholic School Instructional Aid

Some of my favorite things:

  • Color: Purple
  • Food: Tacos
  • School Subject: Math
  • Hobby: Hiking

If I wasn’t a teacher, I would be: working as an engineer or running my own tutoring company.

Why did you choose to become a teacher?
Teaching has always been something I’ve been passionate about but not something I wanted to do right after college which is why I choose to become an engineer. It was when I volunteered while pursuing this degree that I spent time in STEM classrooms. I fell in love with the idea of teaching STEM at the middle and high school levels and decided that was my career path. I want students to realize that everyone is capable of pursuing a degree in a STEM field even if they feel that they are not good at math and science because STEM is so much more than just math and science!