I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with my Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a teaching certification through UTeach in 2015 and am returning to grad school at Texas State this year to pursue a Math MS. I have lived in Austin for 7 years, and have loved every second of it. Besides teaching, I top rope at the green belt occasionally and boulder/stay active as much as possible. My work as a Knowles Teaching Fellow helps me grow professionally and bring extra resources into the classroom. This fellowship has allowed me to bring in an AP Statistics coach for assistance during the 2018-2019 school year. I constantly post classroom updates and pictures of exciting things my students are doing on Twitter(@jcast301). I am always looking for ways to improve teaching practices by critically reflecting and collaborating with the awesome team of teachers at #OurHouse.