Suzanne Stevens, Middle School Math
"The girls are excited about math, and about learning in general. They’re fun and energetic, and it’s great being around them all day."
What brought you to Bryn Mawr?
I needed a change. I was working in a school where I was told that I “cared too much,” so I realized that we had very different ideas about what was important! I found Bryn Mawr at a job fair, and as soon as I stepped onto campus, I knew that this would be a great place for me to grow. I’ve been here ever since.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I want the girls to gain a good understanding of math and logic, but I also want to help them develop as whole people. I want them to see that there is a bigger picture, that this is a journey, and that even if they are struggling now, things will get better. It’s about growth, it’s about grit, and it’s about making mistakes and realizing that that is okay.
What is your favorite thing about working at Bryn Mawr?
I have very positive experiences with my students on a daily basis. They’re excited about math, and about learning in general. They’re fun and energetic, and it’s great being around them all day. I also love that I’m allowed to experiment and try new things, like flipping my classroom.