About Us

Jessica Angelo '05

Mathematics Teacher

Education B.S. Mathematics, St. Mary's College M.A.T. Teaching Secondary Mathematics, USC Professional Associations National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Cour...

Tanisha Fitzgerald-Williams

Mathematics Teacher

Education B.A. Mathematics from U.C. Santa Cruz M.A. Education from U.C. Santa Cruz Professional Associations National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Courses Taught...

Beverly Heigre

Mathematics Teacher

Education B.S. Mathematics, Santa Clara University M.A. Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder Professional Associations California Math Council; National Council o...

Anthony Lecheler

Co-Coordinator for Mathematics and Science Cohort, Mathematics Teacher

Education BS in Mathematics from Colorado State University, MA in Interdisciplinary Education, STEM Emphasis from Santa Clara University, Single Subject Secondary Credential: M...

Elizabeth Milanovich

Mathematics & Science Teacher

Education B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara M.S. Mathematics, San Jose State University Professional Associations NCTM (National Council ...

Nihad Mourad

Mathematics Teacher

Education M.A. Mathematics & M. A. in Educational Leadership, San Jose State University B.S. Computer Science, San Jose State University  Single Subject Mathematics ...

Steve Spence

Mathematics & Computer Science Teacher

Education BS computer science, math minor, credential from Notre Dame de Namur University MA Education, Notre Dame de Namur University, May 2021 Courses Taught Algebra 2, ...

Mathematics enables the student to acquire self-discipline and logical/critical thinking skills.  In fact, the study of mathematics is necessary to enable the student to reason logically in all aspects of her life. The progression of courses offered by the department provides the student with the opportunity to discover and strengthen her mathematical skills and to achieve her highest potential. These goals are achieved by:

  • Hands-on learning activities
  • Developing critical thinking skills through teaching overarching concepts
  • Fostering intellectual curiosity through integrated learning programs with science and math
  • Promoting reflection through class discussion, partner share, and self reflection
  • Incorporating cooperative learning and opportunities for leadership growth through class activities and presentations

In our era of increasing technology, the study of mathematics is more important than ever. Mathematics is directly related to science and computer technology. Both science and technology are dependent upon the logic and symbolic manipulation that are integral parts of mathematics.  

Fast Facts about the Notre Dame Mathematics Department

  • Math Support Center (staffed by mathematics teachers) runs after school
  • Software used by the mathematics department includes:
  • Geometer's Sketchpad
  • Sketchup
  • Desmos
  • TI-84 Plus Silver Edition calculator used in all math classes
  • All geometry courses include a year-long city project
  • Various projects and real-world applications are used throughout the curriculum
  • Over 60% of freshmen (average) placed into upper-level math classes
  • All mathematics teachers hold graduate degrees
  • All trigonometry/precalculus and calculus classes take a field trip to the Exploratorium to connect classroom topics with hand-on experience