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Liz Smith

Liz Smith
High School Math Teacher in Harrisburg City School District

Liz graduated from DePaul with a BS in Pure Math in 2011 and an MS in Pure Math in 2013. Liz received a five year teaching fellowship with the Knowles Teacher Initiative and attended Northwestern University to earn a MS in Secondary Education. Upon graduation, she moved to Rhode Island where she taught high school math in the Providence Public School District for 6 years. She currently teaches in the Harrisburg City School District.

What is your favorite DePaul memory?

My top two favorite DePaul memories are (1) developing really positive friendships with other students in my math courses and coordinating study sessions that made studying more enjoyable and less stressful, and (2) participating in summer research with Dr. Tenner and Dr. Petersen. These two professors broadened my view of what doing mathematics actually means, and they've completely influenced my math education philosophy.