Pushpa Kurian

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M.S Mathematics Teaching, 2015, Florida State University Ph.D Physics, 2008, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, India Certifications: Mathematics 6-12 Physics 6-12.

Dr. Kurian

 

I was born in India and moved to United States in 2008. I have been living in Tallahassee with my family since 2009. I obtained my M.S and Ph.D degrees in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India. I attended Florida State University to obtain my second M.S degree in Mathematics Teaching.  I have taught different courses in Mathematics at the high school level at LCS system from 2015-2016. and started working with the IB Prep program at Fairview from 2017 onwards. I enjoy working with young, bright math minds to sharpen their critical and creative thinking skills, problem solving, communication and collaboration skills, to get them better prepared to face their future endeavors with confidence. 

I am also the coach of the Fairview Math Competition Team, and my team have won titles including State Mathcounts Championship in 2019 and Big Bend Chapter Championship in 2018, and 2019. I also served as the coach of the State of Florida Math Team for National Mathcounts in 2019 and this team placed SECOND in the nation. Outside of school, I love spending time with my husband, Mathews, and my sons, George and Jacob. I also spend time reading books, gardening, cooking, baking and travel.