The Lighthearted Lastra

By Lindsay Der

Name: Kristen Lastra

Subject: Math 1B & 1C, World History, and SAI

College: Notre Dame de Namur University

High School: Fred C Beyer High School

Place of Birth: Modesto, CA

Years in Education: 14

Pet peeves: My number one pet peeve is hearing someone chew with their mouth open.

Heroes: My grandmother

What’s your favorite song? I have so many favorite songs but currently I’ve been listening to Street Player by Chicago on repeat.

Who was your most influential teacher and why? My most influential professor was, and is, Dr. Susan Charles. She never ceases to amaze me. Susan is very knowledgeable in her field and shares her passion of teaching with her students. That same passion rubbed off on me and now I can’t imagine doing anything else.

What’s your favorite meal? Sushi

The ideal vacation is… anywhere there is a beach and crystal blue water.

A student needs… patience and acceptance.

A teacher is… a support figure, a role model, and someone who can show you the world from multiple perspectives.