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Alexa Arboleda


2019 "Pass the Torch" Scholarship Finalist

It was geometry teacher Mr. Reynafarje’s teaching of the Pythagorean theorem which shaped Alexa Arboleda as both learner and educator. Rigorous, methodical and varied in his approach, Mr. Reynafarje taught math as a real-world skill, transferable to other parts of life. Now an aspiring secondary teacher, Alexa wants to carry his pedagogy into the English classroom, encouraging her students to break down problems, apply different approaches to the same question and test the veracity of answers and ideas.

Here is Alexa's story about Mr. Reynafarje, the teacher who inspired her.



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