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Department Chair
Mike Smith

Administrative Assistant
Lisa Fitzgibbons

Teacher Assistants
Lisa Bieschke
Audra Dean
Caroline Rzany
Marinela Petrova

Department Teachers
Miguel Aguirre
Chris Arends
Anne Bezek
John Butterfield
Kacey Carpenter
Paul Depcik
Amy Garceau
John Hauenstein
Karrie Kamai
Deanna Kuzmanic

Department Teachers, cont.
Rachel Lappe
Rachel Levin
Kara Macak
Donna Michaels
Brian Muscia
Jennifer Stutheit


The Maine West Mathematics Department strives to address the varied needs of all our students by utilizing an integrated curriculum, differentiated instruction, and the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).  Our professional Learning Teams (PLTs) employ these practices to encourage students of all abilities to reach their full potential as life-long learners, while supporting the development of content and skills, critical thinking and problem solving.

PARENT/STUDENT Planning Tools:

The following links provide detailed information that can assist families when preparing to select math courses.

Mathematics Course Selection & Flow Chart

Mathematics Course Flow Chart

Math Team

Sponsor: Rachel Levin, Mathematics Teacher

The North Suburban Mathematics League of Illinois is a group of schools in the Chicago area that compete in five math competitions throughout the school year.  We are incredibly proud of the efforts of our Maine West Team, as they continue to challenge themselves and finish well in their division.

Sponsor: Mike Smith, Department Chair

Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society dedicated to inspiring interest in mathematics, honoring students who excel in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of math.  The Maine West Chapter of MAT is open to qualifying Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.


Math Teachers:  Office hours (B116), Tuesday – Friday 3:00 – 3:30 pm or by appointment

Math Teacher Assistants:  Warrior Resource Center (B225), by referral

Math Tutoring:  Warrior Resource Center (B225), Drop In/Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 2:58 pm

Peer Tutoring:  Warrior Resource Center (B225), Drop In/Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 8:15 am

Department Chair:  By appointment (B116)


The Board of Education continues to support District 207’s plan to provide TI-84 calculator access within the school environment for every student.  Calculators are available in classrooms during the school day, or through a loan program for students in specific programs, through the Maine West Chrome Depot.  NOTE:  Should a loaner calculator be damaged or lost, the student is responsible for the replacement cost.

Students can also access the calculator function on their school-issued Chromebooks at or , utilize their personal TI-84 calculator or access on their personal smart device .

Maine West Chrome Depot:
Hours:  Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
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