New Teacher Profile: Taryn Lindquist-Ank

This is one in a series of Q&A’s with teachers new to Denair Unified in 2021-22.

School: Denair High School

Subject taught: Science

Experience and education: BS of Science in Biology from CSU Stanislaus. SIngle subject teaching credential from CSU Stanislaus.

What attracted you to Denair? The small community.  

What most inspires you about teaching? As cheesy as it sounds, I want to make a difference. I want to have some type of positive impact in this world. I believe that if you want to change the world for the better, it starts with education. 

What is a challenge you look forward to tackling this year? Teaching chemistry! My first year ever teaching chem, but I’m excited to jump in! 

What is your favorite teaching tool or activity? Labs! This gives the students opportunities to be hands-on in the classroom and see how labs are applied in real life.

What do you want your students to remember? Everyone is unique. 

How can parents support what you do? Communication! Just keep an open line of communication with me. This will make a world of difference when it comes to student success. 

What do you do for fun? I love being outdoors! Kayaking, swimming, walking my dogs. I also love watching movies and snuggling with my pups! 

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