Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! My name is Mr. Pihl and I am looking forward to learning with you.
This will be my first year at Jackson High School and my fifth year teaching math. I will be teaching Algebra 2 and Bridges to College Math.
My priority as a math teacher here is pretty simple - teach math. To do that means that I adjust how I teach to fit how you learn, regardless of if you have always been "good" or "bad" at math (whatever that means). If you consider yourself "good" at math, I look forward to asking you questions worth your time and energy. If math has always been tough, I look forward to helping you find success in this class.
I come from a family of teachers. My mother and sister both teach first and second grade in the Shoreline and Edmonds school districts. All three of us graduated from Western Washington University. I was lucky enough to meet my wife Sarah while at Western and we are excited to be buying a home near Jackson HS. This will allow me plenty of extra time to work with you after school if you are stuck on a problem.
The best way for students to talk to me is
1. Attend class and talk to me.
2. Come in after school
If you have any questions or concerns about math while here at Jackson, please feel free to contact me. My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org