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Meet Bill Kujawa, New East High Math Teacher

After 11 years at Cudahy High School, Kujawa applied to Brookfield East after learning it has a strong reputation for incorporating technology into the classroom.

About 30 new teachers are joining the Elmbrook School District this year, and Brookfield Patch is introducing some to the community as the 2012-13 school year gets underway.

Today, we feature teacher Bill Kujawa.

Teaching assignment: I will be teaching mathematics at Brookfield East High School. This year, I am teaching Geometry, Algebra 2, and Functions and Trigonometry.

Hometown, current community: I grew up in Cudahy. Currently, my wife and I live in Oak Creek with our two children, Audrey and Joe. 

Education, experience: I studied math education at UW-Oshkosh under Dr. John Lucas. Dr. Lucas was instrumental in writing the Harvard Calculus Project, which was one of the first texts to incorporate the graphics calculator into the teaching of calculus. In 2002, I received my Masters in Educational Psychology from UW-Milwaukee. This will be my 16th year of teaching, and I spent the last 11 years teaching mathematics at Cudahy High School.

Why did you choose Elmbrook? Three years ago, I began presenting at several professional workshops discussing how best to incorporate technology into the classroom. These experiences allowed me to meet many educators from school districts across the state. The Elmbrook School District was mentioned as one of the best around. I was intrigued and decided to apply for a position in the mathematics department at East. After meeting with the staff and administration, I was beyond impressed with their commitment to excellence. I feel honored to be a part of the staff and hope to help Elmbrook continue its impressive accomplishments in the classroom.

Hobbies: In my free time, I enjoy exercising, running and playing golf. During the summer months, I work as an assistant golf professional at Hidden Glen in Cedarburg.  

Favorite vacation: This past winter, our family spent a weekend in the Wisconsin Dells. My daughter, 4, and son, 2, had a great time. This was our first vacation as a family — making it a very special memory for my wife and I.

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