April Spiller  

    Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR)

    At Summer Creek High School, we are super excited to start the year! I am teaching Advanced Quantitative Reasoning this year. This is a senior level math class designed to be heavily project-based to to allow students to use the math they have learned throughout high school to solve problems in the real world. 
    We will be operating on the Schoology platform this year. Most of the class materials will be posted there, along with the Week at a Glance and the week's work. When in doubt, check Schoology.
    My Tutoring:
     I have tutorials on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 until 3:30. If you are planning on being there, please let me know ahead of time.
    My contact Information:
    Email: april.spiller@humbleisd.net
    Phone: 281-641-5597
    My room number is in Schoology.
    About Me
    My background is engineering. I have a B.S. in Maritime Systems Engineering from Texas A&M and a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rice University. Before becoming a teacher I worked as an offshore structural engineer designing oil platforms. I grew up in Texas. I went to school in Germany for a while and have my Deutsches Abitur- a German high school diploma, which I earned at the Unversity of Cologne. 
    I joined the Summer Creek family in 2015, and I am continuously impressed by the amount of talent our kids have. Although my academic focus is math, I understand that it is often the extracurricular activities that keep our kids motivated to do well throughout high school. I believe that education isn't just separate subjects that you learn because the state says you have to. True education is knowledge that you can apply to your life long after you have left school. Math is a part of this, but math is also connected to everything else we do. I hope to be able to guide my students in finding the connection between their academic subjects and their other activities. I encourage all of my students to get involved in and around the school. We have a wide range of activities to choose from that don't just include the usuals. We even have an outdoor adventure club this year offering activities like hiking and sailing. My philosophy is that students who are invested in the school beyond the classroom do better in their classes.