Degrees and Certifications:

Master in Teaching, University of Washington (Secondary Science and Math endorsements) B.S. Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Warren Maierhofer, P.E.


Vashon Island is home to smart, creative, and compassionate humans. I am fortunate to be part of this community. The school year 2020-21 will be my third year at VHS.

My family discovered the island serendipitously in 2003.  My wife is an artist and economist, and I have two amazing daughters.

I was born and raised in Colorado and enjoy the wild places on this planet. I trail run, backpack and train in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Prior to teaching, I worked as an engineer for nearly 30 years. My projects involved clean-up of polluted water and land, natural disaster response and construction of public infrastructure. Previously, I taught physics and algebra in the Highline School District in White Center.

I believe that math learning should be relevant to our lives, useful and intriguing academically. I challenge you to use your imagination and to “mathematize” your world. Search for new ways to apply your math brain.

Consider the parabolic trajectory of a soccer ball, exponential spread of disease, patterns in DNA and the probability of getting an "A" in geometry.

"Math really is everywhere, and you really should care about it. Training your brain in math allows you to see the connections between things you might otherwise have missed."