Jean Redfearn

Mathematics Teacher

“How hard can this be?” I wonder as I sit in a trigonometry class with one other girl and 23 boys. These are the days before calculators, and when “slide rules” are the guys’ best friends. “Too bulky for me,” I reply. That’s when it hit me that working my brain faster than my male classmates and their slide rules is a must. Girls are not supposed to be able to do math, but I aim to change that mindset. I launched into an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of South Carolina, then continued my passion for teaching by earning a Master in Arts for Teaching in Secondary Mathematics at USC.

My family, besides my supportive husband, consists of a son (a professionally licensed civil engineer who graduated from The Citadel), a daughter (a sales rep who graduated from Furman University), five unique grandchildren, and two furry and loving Golden Retrievers. I also have one awesome brother who lives in St. Louis where I grew up. Needless to say, I feel very blessed at this time in my life.

After 40 plus years of teaching in private and public schools, I have found that SCWS provides the best learning environment there is for students and for our caring teachers and staff. I love sharing my passion, love helping students get past the occasional hurdles that crop up in my courses, and love collaborating with the compassionate and professional people with whom I work.

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