Welcome to the webpage of Mrs. Diane Laetz.
Below you will find links to a variety of math and chemistry related materials such as class expectations and the "important papers".
I was born and raised in the Chicago area and moved to Tucson, Arizona to attend college. In 1979 I graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Geology and then worked for several years as a geologist looking for mineral deposits. When geology jobs dried up, I began to substitute teach and I found out that I thoroughly enjoyed teaching. I taught full time in Tucson for 3 years before moving to Los Angeles.
I have been a science and math teacher at CCHS since 1986. I served as department chairperson for both the math and science departments for 12 years. Over the years I have taught a variety of classes in these two departments. In more recent years my teaching assignment has included Chemistry and Finite Math.
In 1989 I traveled to Montana on an Earthwatch Fellowship to participate in an archeological dig. The research focused on finding evidence of the first Americans in North America.
In 1991, I earned a Master's degree from CSUN in Secondary Education.
In my spare time I enjoy traveling, gardening, and sewing. I have been married since 1980 and have 3 daughters (all 3 college graduates with at least a Bachelor's degree).
I'm looking forward to an engaging year with students. I'm available in my room on Tues. and Thurs. after school from 3:00-3:45 for anyone who needs help or has questions. I am usually in my room at the nutrition break as well. Nightly homework is assigned. Students are expected to attempt all problems assigned and return to school with them the next day.
I EXPECT A SUSTAINED EFFORT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!!