Ms. Strasbaugh is excited to be part of the team at Loveland Classical Schools as she especially likes the Core Knowledge approach and believes that the trivium that the school follows is important in truly educating a child.
Ms. Strasbaugh’s father was a college professor in mathematics and passed on his love for numbers to her. Earning her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Colorado University, she initially contemplated a medical career. But after being employed as a teaching assistant in an elementary school in Palm Springs, California, she knew then that she wanted to teach. She returned to school and obtained her teaching credentials from the University of California in Santa Barbara.
She taught for a few years before deciding to stay home with her children. During this time, she did a lot of volunteer work at schools, coached Odyssey of the Mind, coached basketball and soccer, and taught as a substitute. Now that her children are older, she has returned to teaching full-time. This will be her sixth year of teaching, and she looks forward to sharing her love of numbers with the students.
Ms. Strasbaugh has three wonderful children of her own. Two of them have graduated from college, and her youngest just got his driving license. In addition, she has five children that she calls her “bonus” children as well as two energetic border collies. In her free time, she likes to hike, read, play board games, and spend time with her family. When she gets a chance, she enjoys traveling. Ms. Strasbaugh looks forward to the upcoming school year and to partnering with the parents as their children learn Singapore math.
Room 113: Lyceum