Phone: (650) 691-2487
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Mr. Scott Murray
Hello, and welcome to my website. This is both my third year teaching overall and my third year at Los Altos, and I consider myself so fortunate to be in such a supportive environment for teachers and students. Currently, I teach 4 periods of Geometry Honors and one period of Trigonometry/Math Analysis, so I have students from all grade levels.
A little bit about me: I am a 4th generation Californian and have lived in the Bay Area my entire life, growing up in Santa Cruz and then attending Stanford where I received a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1987.
I spent a little bit of time at a small company called Intel (26 years) before returning to Stanford to pursue my teaching credential and Masters in Education in 2016. I am also the parent of a sophomore at the University of Colorado, Boulder, so I have an appreciation of the challenges and experiences that my students face during their four years here.
I believe strongly in getting students to make connections with the math and to not just rely on rote memorization. Where possible, I try to connect the math to my experiences as an engineer - and share other insights that I have learned along the way - everything from my at Stanford (both academically and as a member of LSJUMB) and Intel to my observations from watching my daughter navigate high school.
In addition to teaching mathematics, I am the advisor the Key Club and Math Modeling Club at Los Altos High School. I also contribute to the Academy of Engineering and Design at Los Altos that was launched last year.
Outside of school, I enjoy traveling with my family, playing with our dog Artemis, woodworking, softball and music.