Trakas, Elaine

 

7th Grade Math, 8th Grade Pre-Algebra

Moderator: Middle School Chess Club, 8th Grade Yearbook Club, Model UN, MS Math Competition Team
Email: etrakas@sjcatholicschool.org

 

Education:
MA in Teaching in Middle Level Education with Certification in Math, Clemson University

BS with a Major in Finance, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Associations:
SC Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

South Carolina Education Association

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society

Previous Work Experience:
Owner, The Perfect Window (home decorating)

Marketing Manager, Greenville National Bank

I began teaching in: 2012
I began at SJCS in: 2012

Hobbies:
Cooking, Baking, Sewing/Quilting, Reading, Crossword puzzles

Favorite Quotes:
Lord, grant that I may always bear in mind the very great dignity of my vocation, and all its responsibilities. Never let me dishonor it by being cold, or unkind, or impatient. — Mother Teresa

Success is not a doorway, it’s a staircase. — Dottie Walters

This above all, to thine own self be true. — William Shakespeare

Life is what we make it; always has been, always will be. — Grandma Moses

Interesting fact I would like to tell SJCS parents & students:
It is an honor to be teaching at St. Joseph’s! Most students who don’t like math are either afraid of it or haven’t had a good foundation. My goal is to take the fear out and show my students that they are good at math, because there are many ways to be good at math.

 

Department Tag(s): Math