Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Crystalena Oberweiser

My name is Crystalena Oberweiser, and I teach 8th grade pre-algebra and social studies here at JWMS.  This is my third year here in Columbia.  I grew up in Middle Tennessee and spent the early part of my adulthood traveling and working around the US and world.  I am so excited because I am teaching two of my favorite subjects.  I love making math accessible for my students.  It hurts my heart when I hear middle school students say that they "aren't math people".  If you are a student who is mistaken about your "math person" status, I will do everything in my power to help change your mind.  As for social studies, I love stories.  I hope to help you look past the boring old stuff and see the stories that come from our history.  History - especially US History - is the story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  If you get nothing else out of my history class, I hope you look in the mirror and see a person who can make history.