By Lauren Cho ’21
Suzanne Halloran P’18 is the newest addition to the Mathematics Department. She is currently teaching eighth grade Algebra I and Geometry Honors.
Before coming to the Middle School, she taught at Seattle Preparatory School and then taught at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles for 20 years.
Halloran came to the Middle School as a teacher after tutoring a student who attended the school and sending her daughter to the school as a freshman.
“I felt like the math program here was top notch,” Halloran said.
She also said that she was ready for a change after teaching at Shalhevet High School.
Halloran said that she likes interacting with students and helping them change their perceptions of math. She wants to help students see math as an interesting subject and that the challenge of this subject can be fun.
Outside of school, Halloran enjoys cooking and gardening.
“I love to cook and garden, but I never have the time because I have three kids,” Halloran said.
Although Halloran has been teaching at the Middle School for a few weeks, she said she already enjoys being a part of the faculty and the sense of community.
“The students here are great, the support that I get here is wonderful, and everything we need to do our best job teaching is provided for us,” Halloran said.
Students said that Halloran’s class was engaging and that they were able to enjoy math with a different perspective.
“Mrs. Halloran really enables me to learn Geometry in a fun and interesting way,” Jasmine Wang ’21 said.