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Jana Comstock

The Nueva School
Upper School Math Teacher
Jana Comstock joined the faculty at Nueva in 2008, having previously taught at Brooklyn’s Saint Ann’s School, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth, Groton School in Massachusetts, and Miss Porter’s School in Connecticut. Jana has also helped pioneer international gifted programs for young women in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia. She is an innovative teacher who has developed curricula that integrate advanced concepts into everyday activities, like teaching geometry through crochet and mechanics through knot theory. Jana earned her BA from Williams College and her MA and PhD from UC San Diego. She is an avid rower and has coached crew and cross-country at the high school and masters’ levels.