Natalie PluegerAugust 9, 2019
M.S. in Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University
M.A.T in Mathematics Education, Northern Arizona University
Natalie taught IB Mathematics at Verde Valley School from 2011 – 2016 when she moved to Flagstaff to start a family. She spent the next three years as an instructor at Northern Arizona University in the Mathematics and Statistics Department. She found out that she missed the incredible students and experiences at Verde Valley School and decided to return in 2019. Lead by her passion for mathematics, Natalie tries to guide students to develop their own intuition and appreciation for the topic. She tries to make mathematics approachable, fun, and applicable while maintaining rigor.
While at Northern Arizona University, Natalie also took a variety of classes on economics and accounting and is excited to incorporate these new topics into her mathematics courses and her IB Economics class.
Natalie incorporates her love for geometry and patterns in her favorite hobby: quilting. She is also a mountain biker, trail runner, and experienced hiker. She lives on campus with her 3-year-old son, Owen.