Peter SurgentAssociate Professor, Math
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B.A. from Benedictine College
Masters from the University of Northern Colorado
Certified Developmental Education Specialist
All the wonders that living in Western Colorado brings. I run daily in the woods with my dogs, hike, ski, throw snowballs, and read. I serve as a track coach for adults in Special Olympics, I am active in the local soup kitchen, The Extended Table. I volunteer with the Glenwood Tri, and am a teacher and lector at my church. I love numbers and teaching math, but more than that, I abundantly enjoy working with students and watching them grow in their understanding of math. Math can be scary for some people, I work at trying to make it less scary. “Getting math” can be life changing, and I think we can “get it” with enough time and practice; even those story problem! We laugh a lot in class, sometimes at each other, but mostly at the silliness of life.
I coach a competitive girls club softball team; I coach youth basketball; I like to ski, bike, fish (pretty much anything active); I love team sports!
Whether you’re taking an algebra course or running alongside him on the campus trails, it is clear that Darren Brungardt has two passions: math and running. Darren has ample experience in secondary and higher education, including seven years as an adjunct math professor at Colorado Mountain College in Summit County. Darren also coaches the CMC Leadville Running Club. He enjoys hitting the trails, whether he is running, racing in 5ks or 10ks, snowshoeing, hiking or camping.
Darren ran track at the University of Northern Colorado, primarily racing the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races. His coaching experience includes track and cross country at Berthoud High School, Summit High School, Boulder High School and even coached women’s rugby in Summit. You can find Darren exploring the campus trails before and after class – unless the Denver Broncos are playing!
“Darren helped me so much with math. He has been one of my favorite teachers I have ever had. He breakdowns all of the problems he teaches. He cares about student success.” -Dakota Eanes
“Darren has helped me understand a class I have a very difficult time understanding and his teaching skills has helped me understand what math is actually about.” -Hannah Bussy
“I can’t ever say I hate math again after having Darren as a teacher.” –Gabby Ingram