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Tonya Waldron

Math Instructor - Appointed 2018

Graduate Degree

M.Ed. Secondary Education, Focusing on Special Education, University of New Hampshire

Undergraduate Degree

B.S. Mathematics Education, Jr. High/Middle School & Secondary, Concentration in Computer Science, University of New Hampshire

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Major
  • Mover and Shaker Award
  • Technology Award Scholarship
  • Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honors Society Inductee
  • Golden Key National Honors Society Inductee

Activities in College

  • President of Society of Women Engineers
  • Vice-President of Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honors Society
  • Secretary of Golden Key National Honors Society
  • University Mathematics Tutor and Modules Assistant
  • Captain of Floor Hockey Team

Best VCS Moment

My one of my best VCS moments was my interview day.  Knowing that the school took the time to have me prepare and teach multiple lessons and schedule interviews with multiple teams and groups (including about 20 students) not only showed me how much they value each member of their community, but enforced how much of an honor it was to be chosen to be a part of it.

Inspirational Quote

“The love we give away is the only love we keep.” — Elbert Hubbard

Interests and Hobbies

Spending time with family and friends, dancing, traveling, being active, learning, and trying new things.

Brief Biography

While I grew up in Vermont and feel blessed to live here, I also value the many experiences I have gained from my travels all over the world.  I love to go on adventures and learn about different places and cultures. I have gone on missions trips, including to Africa and Haiti, to aid communities by providing homes and medical care.  My passion for helping others around the world carries into the classroom with my need to to help and challenge students in many areas, including mathematics. I have known I wanted to be a mathematics teacher since I was inspired in middle school.  From that point on, I took advantage of any opportunity to help me prepare for this important role. In college, I took all the courses necessary for a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in addition to my dual major in Mathematics Education. Knowing that Computer Science would be an asset in my field, the University created a concentration specifically for me as a minor was not yet available.  I chose to focus my Masters Degree in Special Education, knowing the benefits of being able to reach all students. My experiences and background as an educator have led me to hold many leadership roles, including Mathematics Curriculum Leader, which have definitely been a strength for me here at VCS. I am grateful to be a part of this amazing community and the opportunity to reach students where they are at and help them rise to where they are capable of going.

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

At Vermont Commons School, our goal is to engage students with their world. We achieve this through programs and a curriculum grounded in local and global involvement.