(CM)²: Creating Momentum through Communicating Mathematics

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Kentaro Iwasaki

(CM)² Partner Teacher
Mission High School

Kentaro hails from Pasadena, California, where he knew from an early age that he wanted to teach. He earned his BA from Stanford University, majoring in Japanese literature and taking pre-med requirements (because he forgot that he really wanted to teach). Luckily, he remembered his deep passion for education and received his teaching credential from San Francisco State University in mathematics. He enjoys working with diverse urban students because he learns as much from them as he hopes they do from him. He finds the challenge of making mathematics relevant and accessible to students who have struggled with math to be invigorating and stimulating. He also works with student teachers from Stanford's Teacher Education Program and is the math department head at Mission High School. Besides teaching, Kentaro enjoys working with his church high school youth group and spending time with his wife Sabrina and son Kai (pictured).

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