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Me:                                                  For my personal philosophy of teaching please watch by clicking here. 

          My name is Christopher West (Chris). I am a father, husband, and among other things, a high school math teacher. My wife and I met in high school, and we have now been married for over 26 years. I have a passion for fishing, camping, and a love for baseball. Go Braves! I teach in a Title 1 school in Marietta, Georgia. I love my own children, and I love my students, and I strive to see them succeed. I work relentlessly toward that goal. 


          Teaching is a career change for me. Quite some time ago, I graduated from GA State University with a degree in Business, and shortly thereafter, found myself in the corporate banking world. Several years later, I happened to hear a speech that began a change in my thinking. You can see that same speech here. I decided that what I was doing for a living wasn't making any real difference to anyone, and so I began a year long consideration of what I would like to do with my life... I wanted to make a difference in the world somewhere. After careful consideration, I decided on teaching. I have never regretted the decision. I went back to college, earned a mathematics degree from Kennesaw State, and here I am. I truly love what I do. 

          My philosophy of teaching is simple. I teach math, sure, but I also teach life. I try to help my students not only learn what to think, but how to think. I protect my students from my own personal views, and encourage them to be strategic about their future. I teach trust, integrity, self-assessment, and reflection. They learn, but honestly, I think I learn much more from them than they learn from me. My core message to them is, " can do more than you think you can, and you are better than you think you are." 

       I do believe that being a teacher that truly cares about each and every student as an individual, matters. I feel like what I do, say, how I act, matters every day.

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