Mrs. Cohen currently teaches Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, and AP Calculus at Potosi High School. She teaches math because she feels she can empathize with students, having “struggled” with math in high school herself. She has taught at a total of five schools, and for 28 years, if her student teaching is included.
One of the most memorable stories she had to tell was from when Mrs. Cohen was teaching in Mishicot, Wisconsin. They had nuclear meltdown drills, because they were close enough to a nuclear reactor to be in danger if it melted down. The drills consisted of loading the students, kindergarten through 12th grade, onto buses and driving them to an undisclosed location.
Mrs. Cohen describes her teaching as “orderly”, but is geared towards developing a relationship with her students. Mrs. Cohen describes herself as “dedicated.” Her teaching styles fit well with her detail-oriented personality. Her main purpose in teaching students is to help them succeed. Students describe her class as difficult, but they always get the assistance they need.
Mrs. Cohen is originally from Lancaster, WI. She currently lives in Potosi, Wisconsin with her husband Kurt Cohen, and her daughter Summer. She also has an adult son named Sam. Mrs. Cohen graduated from Lancaster High school and went to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She majored in mathematics and minored in computer science.
Mrs. Cohen enjoys traveling and going to the theater, but has no desire to take an active role in the production of theatrical performances. However, she does lead some other extracurricular activities, such as forensics, and is the social media presence for the school district.
She also enjoys going to Brewers games. She became more interested in the Brewers after she married Kurt Cohen, an avid Brewer fan. Her family has held season tickets for the last twenty years or so, and has gone to opening day for the last 25 years or so. The people who sit in the front two rows of her section with her and her family are like an extended family, to the point that they get together outside of Brewer games.
Becky Cohen is a detail-oriented teacher who can empathize with and understand students who find her classes difficult. With this understanding, she can better help students to succeed, which, along with making lasting relationships, is her main goal.