There are very few math teachers that would choose to teach AP Statistics. And there are even fewer who would be so enthusiastic about it that they would inspire students by the hundreds to enroll in the course. I’m so very lucky to work with two such people. They are both passionate teachers who love their students as much as they love statistics, to the point where the program has grown more in the past 10 years than any other course in any other subject area at Coppell High School. These two are simply magical, and it’s a joy to watch them work. I still have no desire to teach statistics myself, but if I ever do, I’ll have two of the finest role models right around the corner.
(Note: I am not snubbing Dr. J. He is just as amazing as these two. He just wasn’t in this particular photo. I will give him his props next time.)
Meet Suzanne Black, my new next-door neighbor this year. If you don’t know her, you should get to know her as soon as possible to greatly improve your life. If you don’t love her the second you meet her, there’s something wrong with you at a deep emotional level. Suzanne is one of those teachers that can easily put things into perspective for you, with her vast Southern wisdom. She is always smiling and always cheerful, and she can tell a story in a way that would put Aesop and the brothers Grimm to shame. Even when the stress of AB Calculus get to her, it never stops her from being the kindest and warmest person. Thank you, Suzanne, for being one of the main reasons I enjoy coming to work every day.