Mr. Jeff Steele

jsteele@cvgs.k12.va.us

CVGS Courses:
Calculus I, II, and III
Research Methods

Education:
B.S. Nuclear Engineering, UC Santa Barbara
M.A. Physics Education, University of Virginia
Mathematics Education Certificate, Radford University

Employment:
My high school teaching career began at Liberty High School in Bedford in 1995, where I taught at one point or another, every math course from Algebra 1 through AP Calculus BC, as well as every Physics course from Introductory Physics through AP Physics C E&M, before moving on to CVGS to teach Mathematics and Research.

On the side, I am a teacher for Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (a partnership between NASA Langley Research Center and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium) and an adjunct instructor at both Randolph College and the University of Lynchburg.

Family:
I have been married to the most wonderful woman in the world, Kelly, since 1993, who I met in college at UCSB (I am a California native).  We have two daughters, Hannah (CVGS alumni and Yale undergraduate student) and Grace (current student at Liberty Middle School). 

Hobbies:
As a family, we love to travel, and I have been to all but 4 of the states (Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska).  Internationally, we’ve been to Europe, South Africa, China and Nepal.  When I’m not traveling, I love playing games of any type, and I love to watch and play soccer, in addition to other sports.
I have been around music all my life with classical influences from my grandmother, who trained classical pianists, and Uncle, who was an internationally acclaimed cellist.  I play guitar, piano, drums, and at one time clarinet, but unfortunately I am more a jack of all trades and master of none when it comes to musical instruments.
 
Two of my favorite quotes:
 
 
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammed Ali
 
“We are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect.  But we are going to relentless chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence.”
 – Vince Lombardi