Mrs. Beth Utter is an Academic Intervention Services (AIS) teacher in the Math Department. She works with junior high students to strengthen their math skills, but teaching was not her first profession.
Here are a few things to help you get to know Mrs. Utter:
What is your role here at the Hudson City School District, and where do you work?
I am an AIS Math teacher for Grades 7 and 8 at Hudson Junior High School.
When did you start working at HCSD?
This is my first year here.
What does your job entail? What are your job responsibilities/priorities?
I co-teach with other Math teachers to help students grow in their math knowledge, skills and abilities. My goal is for students to love math or at the very least, embrace math.
What do you like most about your job?
I love the diverse population of students! I enjoy building a rapport with students to let them know that I believe in them and will help them succeed in math! I love the “light bulb” moments when students understand a difficult math concept. The faculty, staff and administration have been very welcoming to me as well.
What is your education background?
Teaching is my second career. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology. I am a New York State certified teacher in Pre-K – 6 elementary, 5-9 mathematics and 7-12 mathematics.
What is your background like – previous jobs?
I worked as an accountant and business manager before switching careers to education. I have taught various grades and love teaching math!
Tell us a bit about your life outside of school.
I enjoy spending time with my family and our dog. We love to ski, hike and go on walks with our dog. I also love to garden and read!
What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Treat everyone with respect – the golden rule. Treat people the way you want to be treated.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
Having a growth mindset. I have a “yes I can!” attitude and I believe that all students can learn, achieve and succeed.