Welcome

Biography

The 2018-2019 school year will mark my third year as part of the FALA family and I am delighted to be returning. FALA is truly an amazing place to work and learn.

I completed my Masters in Mathematics Education at Northern Arizona University in May 2016. I also hold a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from NAU. I believe that students learn mathematics best when they are required to explore patterns, predict, and explain their reasoning to others. I don't believe that memorizing steps to solve a problem and memorizing formulas is learning mathematics. It is my hope that each student will leave my classroom with a DEEP understanding of the concepts we have covered, an ability to think critically about new problems and an appreciation for the ART of mathematics.​

My interests outside of math are pretty diverse. I really enjoy being active. This includes going dancing (country two-step is my favorite), snowboarding, swimming, biking, Ultimate Frisbee and slack lining. I also enjoy drawing, puzzles, and reading a good book.

I cannot wait to get to know all of you! We are going to have a great year.

~Kayla Richards

Contact Information

Kayla Richards

Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy

High School Mathematics

E-mail: Krichards@flagarts.com