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Alicia Anich

Math teacher
Tell us a little about your background.Alicia Anich

I grew up in Gloversville and recently graduated SUNY Buffalo State with a bachelor of science in Mathematics Education, 7-12. This is my first teaching position, and I am also in the MS Educational Policy and Leadership program at SUNY Albany.

What exactly does your job entail?

My job is about reaching out to students and getting them to see mathematics in a new way, along with building authentic relationships with students and staff members.

What do you like best about your job?

The best part about teaching is that every single student you have is different — from their upbringing to their unique talents, interests, and goals.

What are some of your interests outside of work?

I love to travel. My goal is to see all 50 states and as many countries as I can. Some places I have been to are Italy, Greece, Turkey and Hawaii.

If you were able to talk to your 15-year-old self about life, careers and happiness, what advice would you give?

I have always wanted to become a math teacher since I was 13; my mind has never changed on that. Some advice I would give would be to live more in the moment; there’s no need to stress over things that may never even happen.