Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Nov. 17


Ruth Gadea works with student in Algebra I, always focused on eliminating math anxiety.

Colton High School opened in 1895. It is one of the oldest high schools in the Inland Empire. In this daily feature, we celebrate Colton High’s rich history.

“Don’t stop trying!” These are the words math teacher Mrs. Ruth Gadea abides by every day in her classroom. According to a 2011 study by Christie Blazer, approximately 93% of American students are suffering from high math anxiety, and Gadea is here to change that.

“I wanted to start teaching math because almost everyone struggles!” 

Mrs. Gadea is the only teacher at Colton High School to receive National Board certification. More than 91,000 teachers have earned this award, which might seem like a lot, but it only comprises three percent of the nation’s teachers. 

And it only took her two years to achieve this feat!