Malden High School welcomes back former student teacher Elizabeth Gibbons, native of State College, Pennsylvania and graduate of State College High School. While in high school, Gibbons was on the newspaper and the yearbook but her favorite hobby since her childhood was figure skating. Gibbons feels that figure skating is more popular around here than it is in Pennsylvania. To carry on her love of the sport, she coaches figure skating for the Boston Common Skating School in Boston and Saugus. One of her favorite movies is Blades of Glory.
Gibbons attended Boston University for both her undergraduate and graduate degree school. And that is when she learned that she wanted to pursue teaching in the math career.
Gibbons now teaches Algebra 2 and Geometry. Two years ago she was a student teacher for Cara Joyce and Sarah Jones, which helped pave the road for Gibbons to become the teacher she is today. She sees familiar faces in the faculty and students that can help a new teacher feel welcomed. Junior Huy Vo said “she is very upbeat and enthusiastic about teaching. She enjoys helping others.”
Gibbons looks forward to the the rest of the school year at MHS. Her goal is to make sure her students to use the math they learn in the real world.