Peter Hilton claims that “The first serious error we often meet in considering the role of mathematics is the confusion of education with training.” The purpose of training is to acquire a set of “useful” skills, whereas the purpose of education is to enable the student to acquire skills, whatever they may be and whenever they may be needed. I cannot predict which technical skills a student will need in their later career, but every student will inevitably be faced with problems to solve throughout their life. My goal in the classroom is for students to know, use, and enjoy mathematics while learning to think critically, communicate effectively, and persist through challenges. My hope is for all students to confidently and creatively approach problem solving, in knowing that mathematics is for everyone. When I’m not scaling recipes with fractions in the kitchen, or computing unit prices to find the best deals in the grocery aisle, I enjoy being outdoors. My interests include hiking, camping, traveling, and learning about the world around us.