Danielle Hir

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Mod 3B
About Me
What do you do at PCA?: 

My name is Danielle Hir and I am currently teaching Algebra I, Geometry and Personal Financial Literacy at PCA.

Describe your Educational Background from High School to where you are now.: 

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended the University of Iowa. At Iowa, I completed a degree in Mathematics and a certificate in Secondary Education. I have been teaching since 2012.

What inspired you to become a teacher or work in a school if not a teacher?: 

I enjoy being a teacher because I love helping people achieve their goals. Math can be a road block for a lot of people and I like trying to help people get around that. Math is everywhere and I hope to instill confidence in my students by teaching them problem solving skills, critical thinking and what it means to be an informed consumer. 

What are some of your hobbies?: 

Outside of school, I enjoy cooking, reading, listening to Podcasts, foraging, taking care of our dog and working on our home. I try to spend as much time as I can outside!

What was your first job? What did it teach you? : 

My first job was working at an assisted living home. It taught me patience, kindness, respect, responsibility and food service skills. I worked with a lot of great elderly people and I really enjoyed getting to know each of them. 

My Classroom
Courses Taught: 

Currently, I teach Algebra I, Geometry and Personal Financial Literacy. I have previously taught Algebra II, Discrete Mathematics and College Algebra/Pre-Calculus Courses. 

About My Classroom: 

My classroom is a safe place to take risks and learn about the world around us. I try to make my lessons about more than just Algebra or Geometry and I think mutual respect is the most important thing I can teach.