A graduate of Bowling Green State University with a masters degree received from Cabrini College, Darla Nagy has joined the staff of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Just this past February, Nagy was hired as the math tutor for the Center of Teaching and Learning.
“The math tutoring job just started in the middle of February but before I was given this opportunity I was just teaching here,” Nagy said.
Nagy is currently a math teacher for three classes here at Cabrini College. She teaches one section of Math 098 and two sections of Math 114. Along with teaching three classes a week, Nagy also works 20 hours in the tutoring center.
Before Nagy became a tutor and a math teacher at the college level, she was first working for Burroughs in Miami, Fl., which is now known as Unisys located in Blue Bell, Pa.
“I received this job right after graduation from Bowling Green State University. Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. That was such a fun place to work,” Nagy said.
Nagy was an employee at Burroughs for 12 years. She lived in the hearts of the everglades, South Western Miami for only three years. The Division was closed down and everyone was transferred to Radnor. This is her reason for ending up here in Radnor, Pa.
When Nagy and her husband Pete had their second son, she then became a stay-at-home mom.
“I became the queen of part time jobs,” Nagy said.
She started volunterring in the schools with her children as a class mom. Nagy was first volunterring as a learning support assistant then became a math assistant in the middle school; this was before Nagy became a graduate student here at Cabrini. Nagy was a double major in accounting and informations systems at her university but then volunteering in the schools made her think that teaching was her new niche.
“I got my masters of education here to teach secondary math. I received my teaching certification and masters. I had Dr. Brown for three of my math classes,” Nagy said.
Nagy has nothing but great things to say about working here at Cabrini College.
“I like it. The students are pretty nice and the faculty is great to work with and it is a beautiful campus. Since the weather is getting nicer, I have noticed some students skipping already. I think it’s a little early for this,” Nagy jokingly said.
Aside from her time spent here at Cabrini, Nagy has a family at home in the town she resides in, Harleysville, Pa. Nagy and her husband Pete have two sons. Jason is a graduate from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Andy is a plebe (freshman) at West Point, which is located approximatly 50 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River.
“We were just there this past weekend. It was Plebe parent weekend. It is the one and only time I can see his room. We can go visit him again. The families just can’t get in the barrack,” Nagy said.