By KEA YENGST
Following the subtraction of Michele Pollock from the Carmel High School math department this summer, Elizabeth Scott has become the new addition in a remote semester as an Integrated 1 teacher.
After earning an engineering degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, Scott studied music and later graduated with a degree for vocal studies and music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, Australia. She then came back to earn a math credential at Chapman University and completed her master’s degree in Educational Technology in 2019.
The Integrated Math 1 teacher is no stranger to mathematics. Scott has also taught other math-related courses to her past students, including seventh grade math, Advanced Placement Calculus AB and AP Computer Science Principles.
“I’ve taught every math from seventh grade all the way through AP Calculus,” Scott says. “At Seaside High, I taught AP Calculus AB for seven years.”
Before teaching at CHS, Scott had lived in Carmel for 11 years and was a teacher at Seaside High School for 10. After hearing positive comments about Carmel and its students, Scott decided to apply for the position as an Integrated 1 Math teacher for the incoming freshman class.
“They shifted the master schedule a bit, so I’m teaching all of the Integrated 1 classes,” Scott said.
Although the once-popular Consumer Finance class has been eliminated from this year’s course roster, Scott says she might teach the class in future terms.
“There is no Consumer Math this year,” Scott says. “Hopefully it will make a return.”
Outside of the classroom, Scott enjoys singing with her Church of Latter-Day Saints, riding her bike on the Monterey Recreation Trail and spending quality time with her cat, Charlotte, who she also thinks of as a good teacher’s aide.
Even with the constant changes of this school year, Elizabeth Scott is confident that her freshman students will efficiently learn math despite some remote learning obstacles.