JW Gaberdiel has been a math instructor at GateWay Community College since 2013 and also serves as the honors coordinator for the school. Prior to coming to GateWay, he taught at Metropolitan Arts Institute from 2009 – 2017 and Sylvan Learning Center from 2007 – 2009. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor's Degree in Communication from the University of Arizona. Additionally, he holds a Master's in Education from Arizona State University and a Master's in Mathematics from Emporia State University.
He enjoys supporting students to develop a growth mindset about mathematics and problem solving and also researching the history of mathematics and logic. He spends his free time trail running and telling Dad jokes (Q: Why did the scarecrow get a promotion? A: She was outstanding in her field!)