I am Theresa Stertz and I teach math courses (Functions I and II, Calc I and II, Multivariable Calc, Differential Equations and Linear Algebra, and Probability and Statistics) in the Engineering Program at Itasca Community College. I have been teaching at ICC since 1998. I grew up in Coon Rapids, MN and graduated from Coon Rapids High School in a class of 750 students. I have bachelor’s degrees in both mathematics and statistics from Winona State University. I also have a master’s degree in applied statistics from Iowa State University, along with graduate work in mathematics from Montana State University-Bozeman. While in college and graduate school, I interned in Rochester, MN, in both the Mayo Clinic’s Biostatistics Department and in IBM’s Reliability Engineering Department. Prior to teaching at ICC, I taught for two years at Winona State University and for six years at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN.
My favorite part about teaching in the ICC Engineering Program is watching our students grow from shy and scared freshman into capable and mature sophomores who are ready to transfer to a 4-year school and then confidently achieve their goals in their STEM careers. My family and I had the opportunity in the spring of 2006 to take a group of ICC engineering students to Denmark for eight weeks to study abroad. I was very proud of what these students learned and accomplished during that experience, and I hope to lead a similar trip again in the future.
My husband, Craig, and I have a daughter (Emma born in 2000) and a son (Sammy born in 2002). We all enjoy cross country skiing, biking, hiking and camping. We try to spend as much time together as a family whenever we are not working or going to school.
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