David Persley

http://cms.allofe.net/gen/ua_generated_bin/images/basic_module/mathbg2.jpgWelcome back students! I am beyond excited to be back for my fifth year teaching math in the upper school! Courses I teach this year include Geometry, AP Statistics, Coding I, and AP Computer Science Principles.

For the calendar of assignments for each of my classes, please see my schedule below and select the appropriate hour:
Geometry: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/b/2?cid=dW5pdmVyc2l0eWFjYWRlbXkub3JnX2NsYXNzcm9vbTMwNDhjYzJiQGdyb3VwLmNhbGVuZGFyLmdvb2dsZS5jb20

About Me

http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/35/914/full/2727.pngHello again! My name is Mr. Persley, and I was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where I majored in statistics and minored in mathematics. Go Badgers! During my years in college, I sung in an a cappella group, worked in the dormitories as an advisor, tutored, and taught at local schools in the greater Madison community.

I have always loved math and gravitated towards the subject, but college made me appreciate how important math is and how it applies to our everyday lives. Growing up, I had the perspective of seeing how many students struggle with math because their basic skills were not solidified at a young age. Math is the kind of subject that can seem daunting if students don’t have their fundamentals or could seem seem irrelevant or uninteresting. My goal as a teacher is to give the students the tools they need to not only understand math, but shift their perspectives to enjoy and appreciate math.

I am proud to call Kansas City my new home, as I received so much support since being here. Some of my hobbies include, singing, playing basketball, ultimate frisbee, biking and longboarding. My first years here at UA have been a joy and I continue to look forward to the years ahead as I get to better know students and families.

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