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Sara Van Der Werf

Welcome to South High School Mathematics!

I am Sara Van Der Werf and I teach Advanced Algebra at South High School.

I am a 25-year teacher in Minneapolis Public Schools.  This is my second year at South High School.  In the past I have taught at Henry HS, Barton Open, Ramsey Middle with a 5 year stint at the district office leading math.  Currently I am the President of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  

At South, I collaborate with the other Advanced Algebra teachers and we post all resources for our courses at our shared Advanced Algebra website.  Please click this LINK to find resources for our course.  

If you are a math teacher or teacher leader looking for my blog geared towards educators, you can find it at

The best way to contact me is via email.  I'd love to hear from you.