Help us welcome our new teachers to HIS! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce the newest additions to our amazing faculty.
Meet Stephanie Rasar, 5th and 6th grade math teacher. This is Mrs. Rasar’s 12th year as a teacher. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Western Washington University and her master’s degree in education from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mrs. Rasar received the Distinguished Teacher of the Year award from Clark County School District and the Special Education Teacher of the Year award from the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas.
Mrs. Rasar enjoys yoga, barre class, running, and exploring Las Vegas with her husband and 8-year old son, Owen. She also has a 10-year-old (lazy) boxer named Rocky.
Her favorite quote is “If there are two paths, I want to be on the one that leads to awesome.” Kid President
So what is Mrs. Rasar most looking forward to this year? — “I am looking forward to having small class sizes, and having students engage in performance-based hands-on projects. Math was rarely enjoyable when I was in school. My goal every year is to make math fun, applicable to the real world, and a class that students look forward to. I believe that each child is unique and requires a safe, caring, and inspiring atmosphere that supports risk-taking, and invites sharing of ideas, in which to grow emotionally, intellectually, and socially,” she said.
Most surprising things about Mrs. Rasar — she danced in a parade in Paris, her dad built the Ramblin’ Rose from the show “Deadliest Catch” and was the captain of it before it was on the show. She worked on a fishing boat in Alaska as a cook and deckhand for three months after she graduated from college. AND, she has met Grumpy Cat!