ABOUT MRS. KUNDE
I want to be a positive impact on middle school students who are in the midst of a malleable growth and transition time of life by challenging them to think outside the box, solve problems, and excel in their passions. Developing these three components is crucial to mathematics. My goal is to give students a tangible grasp on math and show them how problem solving is relevant in everyday life. In my classroom students will be valued as individuals while learning to work as a team and encouraged to seek further knowledge. With knowledge and passion comes independent learning and growth. Not only do I plan to influence academic growth but also to support their pursuit of personal passions.
I have always had a passion for mathematics and youth. I decided to join these two passions as I traveled to Redding, California in 2004 to attend Simpson University. I graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor's in Mathematics for Teachers and a minor in Spanish. I then attended California State University, Chico to obtain my Single Subject credential. A couple years later I also added my physical education supplement. It was while at Simpson I met my husband Jordan and we married in May 2009. Jordan and I had a baby boy Isaac Judd in April of 2018. He is a very laid back little guy who loves the outdoors and his big sister Macie Jane. Macie was born in April of 2015. She is a very independent and fun loving little girl who keeps us on our toes! When not in the classroom you will often find me with family and friends enjoying outdoor adventures. I love to hunt, fish, hike, play sports, run, craft, sew, and barbeque.
I have been teaching mathematics since 2009. I am very honored to be part of the T.E.A.M. at Boulder Creek. Go Bears! Prior to Boulder Creek, I taught 7th and 8th grade math at Parsons Junior High for three years, and four years of 6th through 8th grade math and physical education at Junction Middle School. I am excited to embark on a successful school year together. Teaching is not only about students’ learning but also about forming relationships. I aspire to leave a lasting impression on students by making math meaningful, making problem solving enjoyable, and making inspiration a constant goal.