Syrah Lemos

Scripps College – B.A.
UC Berkeley – M.A.

Professional focus: I am teaching Integrated Math II, Honors IM II and Statistics with a focus on revolutionizing the math curriculum to make it more engaging, relevant, humane and connected to real-world issues. I have written two statistical theses regarding the field of education. As an undergraduate, I analyzed the impact of standardized testing on the racial opportunity gap in California public high schools. At UC Berkeley, I wrote a statistical thesis regarding teaching practices that improve student ability to self-reflect. Throughout my academic and teaching career, I have used data-driven strategies to improve my own practice and understand the issues that are important to me. Additionally, I am the VWS cross country assistant coach and the WSC JV soccer assistant coach.

Scholarly or professional activities: My undergraduate degree is in mathematical economics. My master’s degree is in education. I am also engaged with the educational research community. I work with teachers around California analyzing the newest academic research regarding best teaching practices. In summer 2022, I attended the TABS conference on boarding schools.

Years as an educator: One year

Grew up: Chicago

Favorite spot on campus: Chandler Field, because it’s so peaceful!

Favorite book or author: It changes. Lately, it’s Pachinko and The House on the Cerulean Sea!

Favorite TV show or movie: My favorite tv show is Kim’s Convenience! It’s a show that always makes me smile and the family relationships are so interesting to watch!