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Olga Barahona

Equestrian Moderator

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

Mrs. Olga Barahona found a love for teaching when she took a job as a math teacher’s assistant before graduating from 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 19 years of teaching experience in courses ranging from Pre-Algebra to AP Calculus, as well as in Biology and Chemistry. She will begin her second year at Providence teaching Pre-Calculus, Geometry Honors, and AP Calculus in addition to being the Math Department Chair. 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 (15) who is a competitive junior golfer, Eva (13) who loves the art, and Marcus (3) who loves his toy cars.

Mrs. Barahona loves spending time with her family, especially during the 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.