Colleen Yurich

Mrs. Yurich

Phone: 614-413-8300 Voicemail Ext. 5035

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Mrs. Yurich

It is hard to believe, but this year marks my 24th year in teaching. I have always had a passion for working with teenagers and mathematics. Is there a greater way to combine the two?

I earned my Bachelors of Science in Mathematics Education from The Ohio State University in 1992 and my Masters in Educational Administration from The Ohio State University in 2002. I taught at Newark High School (Ohio) for two years before moving to Texas for another two years where I taught Middle School math. In 1998, I was fortunate enough to receive a teaching job here at New Albany High School, which at the time housed roughly 400 students in grades nine through twelve. The changes over the last two decades has been dramatic and I have been lucky enough to be a part of it. I have taught every math class imaginable from grades 7-12.

Currently, I teach Honors Algebra 2 and Calculus. Besides teaching, I am the Dean of Forest Hill House. This is a position I cherish because it allows me to work with students outside of the world of mathematics. Our High School House system provides opportunities to promote healthy student relationships, foster a positive school culture, and have time away from the stresses of a rigorous academic schedule. Something I have learned over the last 24 years is that teaching is not just about academics, it is also about building trust and relationships. I take pride in working with and helping to develop a well-rounded student.

When I am not teaching in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. I have a wonderful husband, Rick, who is also a teacher. In addition, I have two wonderful boys, Nick and Curtis. Nick is a junior in high school, works hard, and plays Ice Hockey and Lacrosse. Curtis is an eighth grader, also works hard in school, and stays busy with basketball and lacrosse. Summer time is an excellent opportunity for me to work on professional development. This past summer, I focused on learning more about incorporating technology in my classroom. I am eager to implement some of those ideas this school year. I look forward to meeting my students and discussing all the wonderful things math can bring into their lives.

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