Our Upper School teachers blend a passion for teaching with disciplinary expertise and a genuine compassion and affection for the young adults who are their students. Upper School students largely view their teachers as subject experts and mentors rather than authoritarian figures, a view that makes the ultimate transition to college much smoother.
80% of our Upper School teachers hold advanced degrees in addition to the baccalaureate degree, and almost half of those teachers hold a doctorate or terminal degree in their field of study.
Amber Armstrong joined the Upper School math department in Fall 2017. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Carleton College and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Amber earned her teaching license in math and is completing her M.S. in math education through Bemidji State University, where she has taught as a mathematics instructor. Amber did student teaching at Edina High School, where she worked with students in classes ranging from Advanced Algebra through BC Calculus. In addition, she has worked as a math and science tutor for high school and college students, as a dance instructor, and she taught in an Upward Bound program this summer.