Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Jane Bugden

Jane Bugden has taught algebra, geometry, and trigonometry at Tyrone for four years. She is well-loved by her students who are all complementary of her teaching style and personality.

“I appreciate Ms. Bugden for the way she educates her students and her kind heart,” said junior Sage Rumberger.

Bugden grew up in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania and graduated from Shippensburg University, and received a master’s degree from the University of Central Florida.

I appreciate Ms. Bugden for the way she educates her students and her kind heart.”

— Sage Rumberger

According to Bugden, she decided to major in mathematics because she “was good at it and at the time didn’t have any better ideas,” said Bugden.

She tutored math students during college and enjoyed helping them learn, which led her to the teaching profession.
The majority of her teaching experience was in Florida where she worked as a teacher and curriculum resource specialist for a school district in Orlando, right next to Walt Disney World.

Before moving back to her home state of Pennsylvania, Bugden worked for 14 years in the field of healthcare analytics, applying her skills in mathematics.

What she likes the most about working at Tyrone is the time spent in the classroom with her students.

Mrs. Bugden is adaptable in how she teaches and does a great job explaining complicated concepts, according to Leo Veit.

Whether it’s watching a student master a math lesson, witnessing students support one another on an assignment, getting a classroom of students to clap along with her (thanks 6th period!), or having a student get one of her jokes (a rarity), Bugden tries to make math enjoyable and strives to find a way for every student to believe that they can do math.

“Mrs. Bugden is chill,” said junior Cory Walls, “She’s the best math teacher in the school and deserves a raise.”

Outside of school, Bugden likes to spend quality time with her niece and nephews visiting corn mazes, escape rooms, sporting events, and playing lots of board games and cards.

Her current interests also include writing, researching her family history on Ancestory.com, and traveling to new places.