Natalie Snow joined Oakcrest in the fall of 2019 and has enjoyed becoming a part of the Mathematics department. She teaches a variety of math classes, from AP Calculus to Algebra II Honors.
Ms. Snow received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Assumption College and a Master of Education with an endorsement in Reading from the University of Portland. She is a graduate of the PACE program at the University of Portland, and had been teaching at a college preparatory high school in Portland, Oregon, for several years before coming to Oakcrest. When she decided that she wanted to move back to the East Coast to be closer to family, she found out about an opening at Oakcrest and loved it once she visited. "I applied for the job and I really liked the community," she says.
Community is still something at Oakcrest that she deeply values. "My favorite part about being a teacher is the relationships you form with the students," she says. "I really like challenging my students and pushing them to do the best they possibly can. My favorite part about Oakcrest is the people!" Ms. Snow finds creative ways to challenge her students, such as the project on limits that she assigned to her Advanced Topics in Calculus class. Students had to find a limit in the real worlds—in creative works such as a song, or art—and then discuss it in a paper, as well as make their own creative pieces on limits. Students brought in a variety of art including paintings and poems.
In her free time, Ms. Snow likes to get outside as much as possible. She loves exploring National Parks, and has been to 30 of them—her goal is to eventually visit them all. She also enjoys bike riding and rock climbing.