About Mrs. Karen Drabeck...
Position: 7B Math Teacher
My name is Karen Drabeck and I am excited to be your Math Teacher this year at Santan. I have been at Santan since 2005 but I taught 8 years prior to this in Torrance, Ca. I was born in Torrance, Ca and then Moved to Ahwatukee, Az in 2004.
I am married to my Husband, Ken. I have 2 sons, Hunter and Cole and we have a crazy yellow Lab named Riggs. In my free time, I love doing everything outdoors and I spend half of my year at the Lake, boating, wake boarding and cliff jumping with my family.
I hope you have an amazing year in Math and we become great problem solvers.
My Education and Professional Background
* Went to West High School in Torrance, Ca.
* California State University Long Beach: BA in Liberal Arts Minor in Mathematics
*Middle School Math Endorsement
* Middle School Mathematics Specialist Endorsement
My Educational Philosophy
I love teaching Junior High students as they are developing there young minds. My goal is to help ALL students become problem solvers and to approach situations with an "I can do Math" attitude. I pride myself in creating a classroom climate where students feel encouraged to participate by sharing and presenting information with their peers and teachers. It is extremely important for my students to try their best and to understand that making mistakes is how we learn and that learning math is definitely a process. I enjoy seeing my students succeed and grow throughout the year. I feel it is really important for my students to be self-advocates and develop skills that will help them succeed in high school and life in general.