Degrees and Certifications:
B.B.A. in Economics and B.A. in Mathematics, Secondary Education
Mrs. Janae Korfanta
Hello! I'm Janae Korfanta and I am extremely excited to be your math teacher this year!
After graduating from Boise High School, I earned two degrees from Boise State University, one in Business Economics and one in Secondary Education, Mathematics.
Throughout almost all of my schooling, I worked at the Discovery Center of Idaho, which was a very fun place to work. Being involved with the Discovery Center for over 11 years allowed me to help with almost everything they do there. From volunteering at the front desk to managing their daily operations, and even teaching their summer camps, I definitely got to do a lot. My favorite part was always the problem solving (math) I got to do in my job and I decided I wanted to share that passion with others. This is where the teaching came in.
While I have a lot of experience teaching in an informal setting, I really love having my own classroom. I taught 8th-grade math for one year at Lake Hazel Middle School and then I was one of the lucky teachers who got to help open Victory Middle. I taught 8th-grade math and High School Math 1to, 8th graders, for the last 5 years at Victory. Now I'm one of the lucky ones that get to help open Owyhee! This will be my 7th year teaching overall, and while I really enjoyed teaching 8th-graders I've always wanted to teach at the high school level.
When I'm not at school I love to spend time with my fiance Tony (we're getting married right before school starts) and our three dogs, Chase, Bruno, and Han. I have a big family in the area that we love to spend with. I enjoy hiking, camping, reading, watching movies, and playing Dungeons and Dragons.
I am very passionate about what I do and I truly am here to help. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns at any time throughout the school year.