Math teacher takes on teaching physics


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Physics teacher Stefania Tallberg teaches a lesson. The lesson was over centripetal forces and centripetal acceleration

At the start of the 2022 school year, math teacher Stefania Tallberg stepped up to teach the recently vacated physics class. 

 “At the time it was offered to me, I was the only option because I had taught the college level of the class before.” Tallberg said. 

Conflicts with other classes caused Tallberg to question her willingness. 

“At first, I wasn’t sure I wanted to teach it,” Tallberg said, “but after learning I can still teach my favorite classes, I was completely okay with teaching it.” 

Not only did she get to continue teaching her preferred class, physics also matches up pretty well.

“It perfectly aligns with trigonometry because there’s a lot of it involved in physics,” Tallberg said. 

Upon accepting this position, Tallberg had to switch from the college physics she was used to, to the more lenient high school level.

“At the college level, labs are a much larger necessity,” physics teacher Stefania Tallberg said. “If you miss even one, you have to make it up, or you may fail.”

At the start of the year, Tallberg was teaching the high school class in the same way she taught the college class.

“I was glad she changed from college level to high school level because it’s already a difficult class,” junior Logan Pfeifer said.

Throughout the change, Tallberg had occasionally still struggled.

“It’s hard to completely change track,” Pfeifer said. “She’s definitely gotten much better, and it goes very smooth.”

Even when moving at a college level, Tallberg will keep everyone caught up

“She would see how we’re looking at her and elaborate whatever we were confused about.” senior Elisa Stubby said.