Natalie Jakucyn

Natalie Jakucyn

Hailey Hauldren, co-features editor

Math Teacher Natalie Jakucyn is retiring after teaching at South for 20 years. In addition to teaching math classes, Jakucyn helped write the curriculum for the Precalculus Statistic course.

After working at many different schools, Jakucyn said that she chose South because of the students and their unique work ethic and personalities.

“I really like the students here,” Jakucyn said. “I like the way that they work, their friendships, how they relate to teachers and the fact that they care.”

Jakucyn recalls one of her favorite memories of being at South was the year she helped coach the Math Team. According to Jakucyn, the team went to state and placed in the top 10.

Jakucyn looks forward to volunteering once she retires, and returning to programs that she began years ago.

“What I really want to do is volunteer at the inner-city after school program that I originally set up in 1985,” Jakucyn said. “I hope to go back there and to work there and volunteer there.”