### Eleanor Terry

Math A/B, Geometry, Algebra, Calculus, Statistics
High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
Eleanor Terry doesn't just teach math, she teaches optimism, having declared war on the all-too-common conviction among students that math is not for them. Students collect data on their own performance, plotting how their grades correlate not with intrinsic math ability, but with hard work, study hours, and perseverance. Calm and caring, Ms. Terry has developed a devoted following among her students, who respond not only to her patient style, but to her dogged determination to relate math to everyday life. Her students conduct exit polling at NYC elections, analyze baseball player salaries, and calculate the future impact of college loans. As one educational professional remarked, "She's the teacher you want your kids to have."