Department Chair
Mike Smith

Administrative Assistant
Linda Lord

Miguel Aguirre
Chris Arends
Anne Bezek
John Butterfield
Amy Claus
Kim DeMarginy
Paul Depcik
Christine Felton
John Hauenstein
Karrie Kamai

Rachel Lappe
Rachel Levin
Kara Macak
Donna Michaels
Brian Muscia
Jennifer Stutheit
Andy Trotter
Teacher Assistants
Audra Dean


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, 3 teacher assistants, a department chair and a department secretary.  The math department has had a history of insuring algebra proficiency before allowing students to take the rest of the math curriculum.    This is done through pre-entry courses during the summer, our freshman placement procedures and our looping process.  Support for students needing math help can be found in extended-time algebra courses and team-taught geometry courses.  The math teachers also staff a tutoring center called Tutor U.  This room is open every 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 RtI procedures to provide timely help when a student starts to struggle.  We follow all best practices surrounding RtI and have three rooms set aside for every period of the day to provide Tier II support for students in Algebra 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.