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Hillary Shughart

Position: 7-12 Math Teacher

Year Started at Riverside: 2015

Video: Why I Teach

Educational Background:

AHST High School

University of Iowa: Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education


What I love about the subject I teach: 

Currently I teach 7th and 8th grade, Geometry, Foundations of Geometry, and Informal Math. I love teaching young students about math. It's rewarding to see their progress in math when you haven't had them in a couple years depending on what they are taking. Each day is a great day to challenge yourself beyond what you are capable of---especially when it comes to math. Some students aren't good at one topic, but may be better at a different one. Math is definitely used in the world around us outside of school and can open up new opportunities to students that they might not have thought of yet.


Why I chose Riverside: 

During high school, I loved being from a small town and hoped to teach at a small school one day. I loved the activities I was involved in as well as the teacher interactions that I had that I might not have had at a larger school. I also choose Riverside because I wanted to be close to home as well as be close to my boyfriend at the time (now husband) on where he was teaching at and Riverside was the perfect location to fit both of those things!


What makes me PROUD to be a Bulldog: 

I am so PROUD to be a Bulldog because I love the staff that I work with and love coming to work everyday and embracing each challenge and success that each day holds.