James Novogoratz » About Me

About Me

I'm originally from the Houston area where I graduated from a school that is, in almost every way, the opposite of NYOS.  After graduating, I earned my bachelor's in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in thermals/fluids.  I then worked as a thermal engineer designing cooling solutions for computer servers.  Not feeling satisfied with the work, I returned to my alma mater to pursue my teaching certification through the UTeach program which espouses the ideas of student-directed, inquiry-based learning that largely shape my teaching philosophy.  As a teacher, I've been sharing my love of math with students in the classroom since January 2016 and at NYOS specifically since January 2018.
 
I utilize Google Classroom as a class website where you can access things like assignments.  Students can ask me for a code to join.