Michelle Oberlander was born and raised in Shasta County, graduating from Anderson Union High School with a healthy interest in mathematics. She moved to San Jose to work for a major transportation company. Her two sons were born while she lived in the Bay Area; they moved back to Redding in 1998. Ms. Oberlander wanted the boys to be brought up in the same environment where she was raised. She began attending Shasta College in 2001 and continued on to Simpson University where she earned her degree in Mathematics for Teachers, and her single subject teaching credential. Since graduation she has participated in the Math Project (CSU Chico), North State NSTIR (CSU Chico), and SCMP2 professional development projects as well attending conferences and TI-Nspire training.
During the last six years at U-Prep, Ms. Oberlander has taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Trig/Precalculus, Math Lab and Computer Applications as well as advised the Robotics and MATHCOUNTS clubs. In 2009 the Robotics club team became a finalist (in top 8 of 27 teams) at the Botball competition and earned the KISS award. The 2009, 2010, and 2013 MATHCOUNTS teams won first place and had the opportunity to participate in the state competitions held at University of the Pacific and Stanford (respectively). During the 2013-14 school year she will be teaching Integrated Math 1 and Algebra II.
The best way to contact Ms. Oberlander is by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.