Algebra Teacher Erin Bauer Voted as a Favorite Teacher

After a week of collecting responses and votes, Erin Bauer was voted as one of favorite teachers of the week. She has gone above and beyond in the classroom, meaningfully affected students’ lives, and showed a great service to teaching.

Bauer has changed the way Freshman Isaiah Chanley views math.

“I used to be pretty average at math, but with Miss. Bauer, not just did she make it fun for me, but she also made it to where I actually enjoy doing math, and overall just love being in class. Her teaching style is similar to most, but really impacts me in a specific way. Kind of like if you were to read your Bible in New Livings Translation vs. reading in KJV,” Chanley said.

This is Bauer’s 9th year teaching Algebra. She did well in math classes in high school, which inspired her to teach Algebra here at LHS.

“My friends used to ask me for help, and I enjoyed helping them, so I decided to become a math teacher. While in college, I worked as a summer camp counselor, and I loved spending the summer with my campers and teaching them archery, rock climbing, and playing new games. Really helped me to solidify that I wanted to teach as a future career,” Bauer said.

Bauer has a long list of students who adore her, especially sophomore Emily Sanchez.

“She was my Algebra teacher last year, and to this day she still supports me and helps me out with any of my personal problems or school problems. She is such an amazing person, and she deserves all the happiness in the world. If she sees this, I love you Miss. Bauer,” Sanchez said.

Bauer believes LHS is great for teaching and wants every student to succeed.

“We have a wonderful administration who will do whatever they can to help their teachers and their students be successful.  Everyone is willing to do what it takes to help the students be successful and grow into confident adults by the time they graduate and prepare them to leave and tackle the real world. The Century Career Center is also a huge plus. The students can get some real life experience and explore different career fields without ever leaving the building which is so awesome. It can be so hard to graduate at 18 and know exactly what you want to do with your life. So, being able to explore now and change your mind as many times as you want can help make deciding a little bit easier,” Bauer said.

Teaching is impactful not only for students but also for the teachers. Bauer has been teaching for 9 years, impacting students and helping them learn algebra.

“I go home every day feeling like I made a difference in someone’s life, even if it is just helping to learn some new math concept or listening to what they did over the weekend. Being able to build relationships with some of my students and hearing how they are doing years in the future from their younger siblings is really cool.  Not many professions can you look back years later and say I used to know that person and helped them to grow and learn,” Bauer said.