James Yates, Mathematics Teacher, Bloomsburg Area High School
Courses: Honors Algebra II, PreCalculus, Honors PreCalculus, Honors Calculus
I have been teaching math at Bloomsburg High School since 2005 and before that I taught math at Pleasant Valley High School. My BS in Secondary Education-Mathematics is from Penn State and my MS in Educational Development and Strategies is from Wilkes University. There are many reasons why I decided to become a teacher, but mainly because I feel as if students will benefit from my guidance and because I feel as if success in mathematics is critical for success in the future. Math is more than just a subject in school. It consists of concepts, skills, and facts which lead to sound judgment, logic, and understanding.
I am married and we have two young sons and a dog. My main hobbies are fishing, kayaking, and mountain biking. I also enjoy music, camping, canoeing, hiking, cooking, and carpentry.