Ms. Kleis went to URI where she double majored in Secondary Education/Mathematics and minored in Leadership. Having specialized in high-need programs, she has experience teaching in Providence, Bridgeport, and Hartford. A fun fact is she has now taught at every type of school: metropolitan, charter, public, and now private. She has a twin sister and absolutely loves fashion, travel, and sports — especially basketball and lacrosse.
Library Affiliate, New Dorm Affiliate, JV Basketball Coach, Varsity Lacrosse Coach
I was excited to teach at an all-girls school and coach a sport I love!
The relationship with the students.
Math! I came to America not being able to speak English, so numbers were able to speak to me much more easily than words as I became more Americanized. Numbers just made sense to me and I loved the verification it gave me when I was correct. Problem-solving was my favorite.
My mom said I would always say I wanted to be a teacher as a child. I always loved being able to share my knowledge with others, but in an encouraging way that would make it fun. I used to tutor all the time in high school, and I always worked with kids as an instructor or counselor as a teenager.
I love that when you finally understand the whys and hows behind math, that everything does have a way of connecting in the most amazing way. I also believe the principles that make us successful in math now will be very beneficial to the futures of all students because it allows them to apply it to the real world.
I love spending time and doing activities with my friends and family, loving my dog Bella and taking her for walks, and experiencing new adventures and traveling.