Valen Yeager

Purpose

To better the students understanding in math

To prepare students for higher level thinking

Details

13 teachers in the department

Three AP classes offered

Emily Willis is the department chair

Teachers and classes offered

Derek Abrams: Algebra and Algebra Support.

John Bowen: Analytic Geometry and Advanced Math Decision Making

JB Campbell: Accelerated Precalculus and AP Calculus BC

Denise Fuller: Credit Recovery, Analytic Geometry and Advanced Algebra

Heather McNally: Advanced Algebra Support, Advanced Algebra and Accelerated Algebra/Advanced Algebra

Vicki Morgan: Accelerated Analytic Geometry/ Advanced Algebra, Advanced Algebra and AP Statistics

Kristin Peavyhouse: Accelerated Algebra/Analytic Geometry, Analytic Geometry Support, and Precalculus

Catherine Remkes: AP Computer Science, Analytic Geometry and Advanced Algebra

Karla Schaeffer: Algebra Support and Algebra

Julie Spencer: Advanced Algebra Support, Precalculus and Advanced Math Decision Making

Emily Willis: Precalculus and AP Calculus AB

Wendy Willoughby: Analytic Geometry Support, Credit Recovery, and Accelerated Analytic Geometry/ Advanced Algebra

Emily Woodward: Advanced Algebra and Analytic Geometry

“Our goal is to effectively teach mathematics to students and to help them be as successful as possible in the classroom,” Willis said.

As a core subject, students need four math credits to graduate. Students must also take Georgia Milestone assessments their freshman and sophomore years for their mathematics courses. Depending upon the type of math student, several routes to the required graduation credits are available, including AP classes.

Currently, three AP classes exist for students to prepare themselves for the next level of math. These include AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC.

Willis teaches the AP Calculus AB class and has been department chair for 13 ½ years. “My favorite part of my job is watching students see different levels of math coming together,” Willis said.