It’s all about math this month at the Mable campus with our faculty spotlight shining on Trevor Ickes and Michelle Paraiso. These Junior High math teachers make sure Mable’s junior high students are motivated and prepared to challenge any math problem them come up against. Ms. Paraiso teaches grades seven and eight and is also the junior high math pentathlon coach. She earned her BA in Mathematics and her MA in Education from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. In addition to teaching math in the Philippines, she taught at Fairmont Prep for six years before joining the Mable team two years ago. She enjoys reading and listening to music in her time away from school.
Michelle's cohort in the Math Department, Mr. Ickes has been teaching for the past seven years, six of those years were spent teaching sixth graders. He teaches junior high and also serves as NJHS Coordinator and pentathlon coach. Mr. Ickes earned his BA from Loyola Marymount University and attended National University for his credential courses. He enjoys coaching soccer, playing golf and boating in his free time. Both Michelle and Trevor credit the supportive environment at Mable and the motivated students with creating a great teaching environment.
“I enjoy the constant interaction of teachers and students and the ability to engage students that are prepared to take their education to the next level,” says, Mr. Ickes. Ms. Paraiso loves getting to know her students by attending social events and working with them outside of class time.