Hi! My name is Cassidy Raulston and I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am so excited to be teaching math at North Middle School this year! Often I get asked why I chose to be a middle school math teacher and the answer is quite easy. I chose to be a middle school math teacher because that is the crucial time in which students start getting the basis of what they need to know for the remainder of their mathematics school career. So often, students see letters being thrown into equations and they check out. They think the problem is too hard so they don't want to try. I want to make math something that is fun and easy for them to understand. I want to prevent students from having mental breakdowns later in their schooling because they never grasped the basic concepts. I look forward to getting to know both you and your student throughout the school year!