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Diane Nead

Ms. Nead taught math at Lewis University for two years and Morgan Park Academy for one year. Her past courses have covered topics like statistics, calculus and geometry.

What makes you excited about your subject, and why do you like teaching it?

“I’ve always just loved math. Math and science have been my favorite subjects. And I like teaching strange math: how math is applied to the real world. When I worked on my master’s, I did a research paper on chaos theory.”

What is one thing that students should know about you?

“I’ve had a pet tarantula for the last 10 years. It used to be my classroom pet, although I don’t think the math department will let me bring my tarantula here.”

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