•  Mrs.Hyers
    Karen Hyers 
    Mathematics Department Chair
    Phone: 651-702-8666 
    I am looking forward to another exciting school year. I have been teaching at Tartan in the same classroom since 1997. Prior to that, I taught at the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology (now College of Science and Engineering) and in Minneapolis Public Schools.
    I grew up in Ohio and am a football fan (Go Browns!). My undergraduate degree is in mathematics from The College of Wooster. I have a Masters of Science in Mathematics and a Masters of Education in Mathematics Education from the U of MN. 
    I am active in the Math Education community. I am regularly invited to give workshops at the state, regional and national level. I co-authored the MN Frameworks for Geometry and received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2009. I am the President-Elect of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics, on the Board of Directors for the Council of Presidential Awardees in Mathematics and a member of the AP Calculus Exam Development Committee. These experiences have given me a lot of insight into ways to prepare students for college-level mathematics.
    My goals are for all students to discover that math is figure-out-able and that we can work together to increase their mathematical understanding.
    In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, singing and spending time with my family and cat.

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