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Department Chair
Mike Smith

Administrative Assistant
Linda Lord

Miguel Aguirre
Chris Arends
Anne Bezek
John Butterfield
Kacey Carpenter
Amy Claus
Kim DeMarginy
Paul Depcik
Christine Felton
Rebecca Harro
John Hauenstein
Emily Hurst

Karrie Kamai
Deanna Kuzmanic
Rachel Lappe
Rachel Levin
Kara Macak
Donna Michaels
Brian Muscia
Jennifer Stutheit

Teacher Assistants
Lisa Bieschke
Audra Dean
Emily Hurst
Caroline Rzany


The Maine West Math Department has a proud history of providing the best math instruction possible for students of varied math backgrounds.  The department is made up of 17 teachers, 2 traveling teachers, 4 teacher assistants, a department chair and a department administrative assistant.  Starting with the 2019-20 school year, students who traditionally would have been in Algebra 1 will follow an integrated curriculum.    The math teachers staff a tutoring center called Tutor U.  This room is open every lunch period of the day and provides students with professional math help.  Parents are encouraged to keep up with their child’s grades and Tutor U. attendance through the Parent Portal.  Our course teams have been transformed into Professional Learning Teams (PLTs.)  This will help in our mission of using differentiated instruction (DI) and MTSS procedures to provide timely help when a student starts to struggle.  We follow all best practices surrounding MTSS and have three rooms set aside for every period of the day to provide Tier II support for students in Math 1, Plane Geometry/Geometry, or Algebra 2.  Students work with our TAs to solidify specific skills after being referred by our teachers and PLTs.  Students exit this support when they show proficient skill levels.  We are extremely excited about the achievements of our math team.  They continue to finish well in their division.