The teachers and staff members at St. Paul Preparatory share a love of cultures and education. We come from diverse backgrounds and share our unique talents and experiences with our school community. We truly care about our students and take joy in helping them reach their full potential.
Meet Kristin Radamacher from our math department.
Faculty Profile, Kristin Radermacher
- Favorite movie: The Italian Job
- Favorite book: No favorite – but I love reading, I just never have the time to re-read a book and have it become my favorite!
- Favorite color: Blue
- Favorite food: Hummus & triscuits
Why does Math matter?
Math is everywhere! Learning math helps us become critical thinkers and problem solvers who can positively impact our communities.
What do you do when you’re not working at SPP?
I love to be active – kayaking, biking, rollerblading, playing frisbee and doing yoga are some of my favorites. I also love to cheer on the Minnesota Twins and spend time (probably doing school work!) in coffee shops.
Where is the best place you’ve ever lived or visited and why?
Argentina – there is so much to see and do and experience in the culture! Specifically I loved biking in northern Argentina, which is kind of like the American southwest.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
Lived and taught abroad at an international school in Cali, Colombia for three years.
Do you speak any foreign languages?
Have you ever experienced culture shock? When and how did you deal with it?
YES – when I first studied abroad in Spain during college and also when I moved to Colombia for three years. Culture shock is inevitable and it’s going to happen whenever you move or live somewhere new for a little while. I dealt with it by making local friends and reaching out to them for help when I didn’t understand something that had to do with language or culture. Also, you have to go easy on yourself! You might make a fool of yourself by doing something you see as normal that is completely weird in your new surroundings…people might laugh and if you can’t beat ’em… join ’em.
If you weren’t teaching, what job would you want?
Graphic design or photographer…something where I could get creative with pictures!