Hello and welcome!
I am Mr. Maldonado and I am a mathematics teacher. This is my fourth year teaching at Nogales High School as I had joined the teaching staff during November of the 2015-2016 school year. This year, I am happy to be teaching Honors Geometry, HOUSE Geometry, and HOUSE Algebra 1. I am a graduate from Cal Poly Pomona (2014) with a B.S. Degree in Mathematics and completed the Teaching Credential Program as well at Cal Poly.
As a math teacher, I strongly believe in the idea of "learn by doing" because I believe students learn better in that aspect. I also try to connect a lot of the math taught in the classroom to real world applications of the 21st century........which allows me to answer the common question of "Why do we need to learn this?" I also like to tie some of the lessons to fields that the students may pursue or become interested in later on in their lives.
I am the advisor for the Drone Aeronautics Club where I am in charge of flight control and teach the students in the club how to fly and maneuver the drones since I have some experience in aerospace engineering from Cal Poly. I am also one of the Astronomy Club advisors with Mr. Cameron Tong in which we discuss various topics about our solar system and beyond with students.
On my free time I enjoy hiking, swimming, going to the beach, aerial filming and photography using my professional drone, and ultimately traveling. My favorite places to visit are Seattle, Chicago, New York City, and Washington D.C.