Nathan (Nate) Anderson
I am excited to begin my fifth year of teaching Mathematics at Red Lodge High School. I will be leading Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, and Geometry classes for 9th and 10th Graders again this year. I believe a strong background in Algebra and Geometry will unlock other subjects such as Science, Chemistry, and Industrial Arts and I will strive to bring these real-world examples into the classroom.
Education and Professional Experience:
I originally hail from Custer, South Dakota and attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York where I earned a dual major in Marine Engineering and Nautical Science and was commissioned into the United States Navy Reserve officer corps. Before becoming a teacher I gained 15 years of engineering and management experience, primarily as a Nuclear Engineer at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. I enjoy weaving this experience into my classroom lessons and I bring an engineer's focus on developing a reliable and repeatable system to solving mathematical problems.
In 2015, I completed the Northern Plains Transition to Teaching program at Montana State University, graduating with a Masters in Education and obtaining teaching certification in High School mathematics and physics.
Being part of the Red Lodge community:
In 2012, my family jumped at the opportunity to move to Red Lodge and become part of this great community. In our free time, my family and I take advantage of everything Montana offers. We especially enjoy exploring off-the-beaten-path locations in our 1961 vintage camper trailer or taking my Harley Davidson out for a spin. Red Lodge gives us that great opportunity to raise our children in an exciting and diverse community.As a US Navy veteran and current Navy Reserve officer, I also believe in giving back through local veterans charities such as the VFW and Operation Second Chance.Please feel free to contact me through the High School office (406-446-1903) at any time or by email: firstname.lastname@example.orgBest regards,Mr. Anderson