This year, the high school welcomes Angela Kibler to the math department. Kibler is excited to join the staff here. Kibler teaches Enriched Math I and Integrated Math II.
Although this is her first year at Stow, Kibler also taught at Maplewood, a school in Ravenna, for a year. There, she taught Algebra II and Technical Math.
Kibler did not start her career off as a teacher. She originally worked at Charles Schwab, an investment firm, under a Business Finance degree. She was there for 11 years before she went back to school so she could become a teacher.
“I have no regrets,” Kibler said.
Kibler graduated from Salem High School, which is near Youngstown, Ohio. She went to Kent State University for her undergraduate degree and the University of Akron for her Master’s Degree.
Kibler student taught at Coventry High School in Akron.
Last July, Kibler married Chris, and then she went to Hawaii for her honeymoon. She has two pets: an 18-year- old cat named Felix and a four-year-old dog named Hank.
Kibler and Hank both enjoy running in their free time. They usually like to run four to five times a week. When it is raining or too cold to run outside, Kibler runs on the treadmill. Then, once she is done, she lets Hank go. She loves how exercising makes her feel healthy.
“I know how much Hank enjoys it, too,” Kibler said.
One more thing Kibler enjoys in her free time is traveling. She loves many varieties of cultures and trying new and exotic things. Kibler has traveled to more than nine different countries with Chris, including Greece and France.
“My favorite place to travel thus far has been Hawaii. I loved it because there was a good variety of things to do. We could go to the beach, hike a volcano, hike to a waterfall, snorkel or go shopping. The weather, climate and scenery is awesome,” Kibler said.
Chris and Kibler have traveled to many countries and many states. The two have a bucket list of places they would like to go.
“The next place I would like to visit in the United States is New Orleans because I love music, and they are known for that,” Kibler said.
Kibler’s favorite sports are football and volleyball. She prefers professional football to college and her favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“My favorite sport to watch is volleyball because I love the team aspect,” Kibler said.
Ever since she was a child, Kibler new she wanted to be a teacher. She never acted on it though because she thought she did not have the patience to teach kids.
“When I began volunteering and working with children, I knew I was meant to teach, so I went back to school,” Kibler said.
Kibler really enjoyed school while growing up, hence the reason she decided upon a teaching career. Her favorite subjects were math, English and band.
Though Kibler did not start off being a teacher, she is very glad she followed her dream and became one. She is excit- ed to begin her journey here at the high school.