STACEY KOPPELL

STACEY KOPPELL

Chativah Math and Science

Which teacher had the biggest impact on you and why?
My favorite teacher was Mr. Shear, my freshman year English teacher. He taught us to trust ourselves and to question our learning, and treated us like we were adults. It was really impactful.

Tell us something interesting about your family’s Jewish roots.
My mom wrote Jewish Holiday cookbooks. She did a lot of research into various traditions and types of foods associated with different Jewish families and cultures, and passed down what she learned to me.

What do you most hope your students learn from you - other than the curriculum?
To have fun and laugh at the small things, all while looking out for the happiness in others. Share positivity.

What was the best class you took in college?
I absolutely LOVED my Greek Mythology class. Physics for Educators was really fun too, with lots of hands-on experimentation.