My name is Tammy Casper. I was born and raised in West Jordan, graduating from Kearns High School in 2001.
I pursued my higher education first at Salt Lake Community College, later transferring to Utah State University in Logan. I graduated Cum Laude in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Teaching Mathematics and Statistics. I maintain a current Level 2 Teaching Certificate from the State of Utah. I started my teaching carrier as an intern at the Salt Lake County Detention Center and then spent two years teaching at a mental health facility. I had some great opportunities at these locations to learn how to help students find success in math. I have been teaching at Hawthorn Academy since 2011.
My husband and I were married in 2006 and have been blessed with two beautiful girls. It is wonderful to be able to work with my children close by. We enjoy the welcoming, small town feel of Hawthorn Academy.
I'm a math teacher, so it probably comes as no surprise that I love mathematics. I'm always left in awe at the symmetry and mathematical nature of the world around me. I firmly believe that solutions to all of the world's problems can be reached through the judicious use of math and mathematical principles.
I believe that the rising generation will benefit from a strong grasp of fundamental and advanced mathematics concepts. An understanding of math can give a person a resource of analytic and logical thinking which will benefit them in any walk of life, regardless of occupation or vocation.