Welcome to Slidell Junior High School for 2018-2019!
My name is Karen Waughtal (pronounced Waff-tul). I am teaching 8th Math this year and am excited to get to know my students.
This is my second year in St. Tammany Parish. Before that, I had the honor of teaching in a bilingual school in Zamorano, Honduras. And before that, I was teaching in Texas. Math is my absolute favorite subject, though it wasn't always. When I was in Junior High and High School, Math was a struggle. Sometimes the frustration had me in tears. So, I understand the challenges that my students are facing. I know what it is like to think I understand a concept (in the class) but when I get home, draw a total blank. My goal is to help my students navigate through these challenges.
I earned both my Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Math and Science 4-8th Grade and my Master's Degree in School Counseling at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.
My personal teaching philosophy is, "Everyone can learn and grow, regardless of their individual academic, behavioral, and/or psychological challenges."