Seventh and Eighth Grade Math Teacher, Eighth Grade Dean of Students
Carwai Seto is a seventh and eighth grade math teacher. Ms. Seto completed her B.A. in chemistry at Princeton University and her M.Ed. in education at Lesley University in Boston, MA. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, she has taught for more than 20 years in independent schools in Massachusetts, Maryland, and California. Ms. Seto comes to Black Pine Circle School from The Children’s School in San Diego where she taught math and science in the middle school. When not in the classroom, she enjoys hiking, origami, photography, travel, and knitting. A recovering competitive swimmer, Ms. Seto competed for Chinese Taipei in the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. She joined Black Pine Circle School in 2013.
Why I Work with Children
I love teaching because it is the gift that keeps on giving. I love seeing the world through the eyes of young people. They are full of potential, hope, and humanity and I feel fortunate and privileged to be a small part of their journey. I want to empower them to meet challenges and to celebrate their gifts. They are the future.
A Favorite Book
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery. Anne was a hero to me. She was unique and saw the world through a different lens. She struggled to fit in, but she did not let her circumstances change who she was. Instead, she made mistakes, learned from them, and continued to win over the hearts of those who were not kindred spirits. Anne was an eternal optimist and full of hope. She took on the world with a fierceness that inspired me. Now, the book reminds me of home and keeps me seeking the beauty in the world.