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Olga Barahona

Equestrian Moderator

  • 818-846-8141 x14307

M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Mathematics
B.A. Liberal Studies with a Mathematics concentration

Mrs. Olga Barahona joins Providence as the new Math Department Chair and will be teaching Geometry Honors and Algebra II. She found a love of teaching when she took a job as a math teacher’s assistant before graduating college. Although her initial responsibilities were to assist the teacher in grading, lesson planning and offer more one on one help to the students, the large class size prompted an offer to teach an Algebra 1 section to freshman and sophomore students. Although her goal was to pursue a beach volleyball career, after playing on the Women’s Volleyball team at CSUN, she felt an overwhelming feeling of gratification as she taught math to these students, noticing they were leaving the classroom liking math more each day.

Mrs. Barahona has over 18 years teaching experience in courses ranging from Pre-Algebra to AP Calculus, as well as in Biology and Chemistry. Yet, she continues to strive for more students to learn to love math and not be fearful of its challenges but enjoy the process.

Mrs. Barahona is married and has three children: Ivan (14) who is a competitive junior golfer, Eva (12) who loves the arts and aspires to specialize in anime style animation, and Marcus (2) who is trying to figure out if he is a transformer, a power ranger or a dinosaur.

Mrs. Barahona loves spending time with her family, especially during college basketball season. She loves any and all types of workouts and makes sure she gets her workout in every day. Although she is most proud of her children, she is also very proud to be a Eucharist minister at her parish, Our Lady of Grace in Encino.