Mathematics

Welcome to the Mathematics Department!

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Department Chair: Dr. Johnson

Graduation Requirements for Students Entering 9th Grade during or Prior to 2019-2020

  • 3 Mathematics Credits
  • Must be enrolled in a Mathematics course each year of high school
  • You must successfully complete Algebra 1, Geometry, and a nontrivial math course (Algebra 2 strongly recommended). 
  • PASS Algebra 1 MCAP Exam

Graduation Requirements for Students Entering 9th Grade during or Prior to 2020-2021

  • 4 Mathematics Credits
  • Must be enrolled in a Mathematics course each year of high school
  • You must successfully complete Algebra 1, Geometry, and two additional math courses 
  • PASS Algebra 1 MCAP Exam


Classes Offered

  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Honors Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Honors Algebra 2
  • GT Algebra 2
  • SAT Math Prep
  • Pre-College Mathematics: Advanced Algebra
  • Trigonometry with Algebra
  • College Algebra
  • Honors Pre-Calculus
  • GT Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Statistics

Message From the Department/DC

The Mathematics Department is excited to welcome you to Woodlawn High School. We are committed to promoting college and career-readiness by providing rigorous mathematics instruction in an active and engaging learning environment. Students should expect to think critically, problem solve, and work independently and collaboratively in all of their mathematics courses.

Johnson

Name

Frances Johnson

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Math Department Chair

College(s) Attended

Rutgers University (BS)

Sacred Heart University (MBA)

UMBC (MA)

Hometown

Randallstown, MD

My name is Dr. Johnson and I am the Mathematics Department Chair. I have been at Woodlawn for over 15 years. However, I have been a teacher for over 20 years. My teaching career began in the Science Department and transitioned to Mathematics. I truly enjoy my role as an educator, and I am ready to begin the best year ever!

My hobbies include gardening, travelling and spending time with family. Also, I completed my doctoral degree in Educational Psychology and Technology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. This program provided me the opportunity to participate in a Study Abroad Program in South Africa in 2017.  Teaching is truly inspirational!


 

Coming Soon

Name

Michael Braswell

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Coming Soon

College(s) Attended

Coming Soon

Hometown

Coming Soon

Bio: Coming Soon

 

Carter

Name

Michael Carter, Jr.

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Algebra I (OGE & Co-Taught)
Algebra II (OGE)

College(s) Attended

Stevenson University (BS)

Hometown

Baltimore, Maryland

My name is Mr. Michael Carter, Jr. and I am in the Special Education Department, with a focus on Math. I am a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar HS, class of 2012. I look forward to meeting everyone and having a fun learning experience this school year.  

 

Hobbies: Coaching Football (Poet Pride), Video Games, Enjoying time with family



Hinton

Name

Tujuana G. Hinton

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Algebra 1

Geometry

Algebra 2

Precalculus

Calculus

IED - PLTW Engineering Course

College(s) Attended

Stanford University (BS Mech. Eng.)

University of MD, Baltimore County [UMBC] (BS Mathematics)

UMBC (MAT)

Hometown

Birmingham, Alabama

My name is Mrs. Tujuana Hinton and I am in the Mathematics Department. I been at WHS for over 13 years. Additionally, I am the Advisor to the Woodlawn Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, Jr.  (NSBE). If you are interested in science, technology, engineering, or math then NSBE is the club for you.

When I am not in school, I’m spending time with my husband, daughter, and the rest of my family. I love traveling and reading.



Joe

Name

Sommer Joe

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

PLTW Engineering Courses

Algebra 2

College(s) Attended

Howard University (BS)

University of MD, College Park (MS)

Hometown

Columbia, MD

My name is Ms. Joe and I am in the Mathematics department and the Engineering Magnet Coordinator. I have been at WHS for over 14 years.



Name

Donna Jones

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
College Algebra
Honors Precalculus
Statistics & Probability

College(s) Attended

Coppin State University

Morgan State University

Towson University

Hometown

Baltimore, MD

Greetings!  My name is Ms. Jones and I’m a dedicated educator working in the Mathematics Department at Woodlawn High School.  For over 20 years, I have been teaching here at WHS and in the Baltimore County Public School System.  In addition, I’m also a proud Woodlawn High School Alum, Class of ‘88.  Throughout my years at WHS, it has been my devotion to empower my students and all youth to become positive role models (leaders in their school and community), culturally aware, community service oriented, self-aware, and conquers in their education.  Moreover, than being a teacher in the classroom, I’m also the co-chair of a few organizations within our school: The 100 Strong Male and Female Role Models, Advisor to the Class of 2023, and DECA.   My motto is quoted from Fredrick Douglas, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress,” with the belief, we can do all things.

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family, mentoring and ministering to youth and women, shopping, solving puzzles, playing competitive board and online games, watching sporting events (basketball, football and soccer), attending social gatherings and culturally enriched events, watching movies (comedy, action, mystery and crime), as well as finding resources for others. Since, I haven’t any children of my own, every child that I have an opportunity to build a relationship with becomes a child of mine.

I look forward to our welcoming experiences together, through this journey of education and empowerment.



Lessis

Name

Kalliopi Lessis

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Algebra 2

AVID 10

College(s) Attended

Towson University (BS)

Notre Dame of Maryland (MS)

Hometown

Perry Hall, Maryland

My name is Kalliopi (Kelly) Lessis and I am in the Math and AVID departments. This is my 4th year at Woodlawn High School. Prior to teaching in Baltimore County, I taught math and science in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 13 years.

I live in Baltimore County with my husband and our 3 children. When not in school, you can find me running after my 4-yr-old, working on home projects, cooking and baking, cross-stitching, and hanging out with friends.


 
Martin

Name

Ms. Martin

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 ESOL

College(s) Attended

Howard CC (AA)

Stevenson University (BS)

Stevenson University (MAT)

Hometown

Ellicott City, MD

My name is Ms. Martin and I am in the Math Department. I also serve as the PBIS Coordinator and manage the Woodlawn website!  I was recognized as the 2020 Woodlawn HS Teacher of the Year! I absolutely love teaching and spending time in my classroom with my students. One of my proudest moments was completing a 2-year long research study on flexible seating in my classroom! I am very passionate about educational innovation and am always looking for new ideas to try! During my childhood, I graduated high school a year early at the age of 16. I went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Stevenson University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration where I also completed a Master's degree in Teaching. At home, I have a cat named Norman.  You can catch me taking him for walks on his leash or taking him on car rides. I am also a cat foster parent for BARCS rescue in Baltimore!

 

Outside of school, you can find me training & competing with my horse, Silver, in a sport called eventing, an Olympic sport!  I also spend a lot of time going to the gym, snowboarding in the winter, creating social media content, hiking, traveling, renovating houses, drawing, doing puzzles, playing guitar, and getting tattooed!

 

Follow my Instagram @msmartinwhs209



Mayfield

Name

Gail Mayfield

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Algebra 1

Algebra 2

College(s) Attended

Coppin State University (BS)
UMBC (MS)

Hometown

Baltimore, MD

Ms. Mayfield was born and raised in Baltimore City and graduated from Western High School. She received her B.S. in Mathematics from Coppin State College (University). She went on to earn her Master of Education Degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).  Over the past thirty years Ms. Mayfield has taught 7th grade math, 8th grade math, Algebra 1 and 2, and Geometry. In her spare time, Ms. Mayfield enjoys needle crafts, traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.


 

Posa

Name

Bhagyalakshmi Mukthapuram

[Dr. Posa]

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Algebra 1 & 2

Geometry

College(s) Attended

Sri Krishnadevaraya University (Ph.D. and B.Sc.)

Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (M.Sc.)

Hometown

Dharmavaram, India

My full name is Dr. Bhagyalakshmi Mukthapuram Posa and I prefer Dr. Posa which is very easy to pronounce by many people. I am currently in the math department. This will be my ninth-year teaching at Woodlawn High School. I pursued a Ph.D., degree in the department of mathematics. I am from India. I love teaching as well as learning new things daily. In the summer, I am usually able to categorize my work and manage my time to get ready for the next school year.

 

My hobbies are badminton and walking/jogging with my friends and family. I like to listen to music. I also started on a healthy diet while keeping myself active and very helpful to the community!



Sharpe 

Name

Carolann Sharpe

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Algebra 1
Geometry

College(s) Attended

Loyola University (BS)

Fontbonne College (MBA)

College of Notre Dame (MA)

Hometown

Suffern, New York

I have been teaching in Baltimore County for 25 years. I graduated High School in New York State and came to Maryland to attend college. After traveling to California and Missouri, I returned to Maryland to live. My four sons attended BCPS schools, three graduated from Franklin High School and one from Westminster High School.  I have taught grades 5 to 12 in BCPS. I am an active volunteer in animal and children welfare organizations. I believe volunteering for young adults is an excellent way for them to gain skills that make then a valuable employee and community member.  

My hobbies include horseback riding, camping, cooking, trying new restaurants, visiting historical places and learning about the people of that community.

 



Splitstoser

Name

Gianna Splitstoser

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Geometry

Honors Geometry
AP Statistics

College(s) Attended

University of Alaska Anchorage (B.S.)

University of Alaska Fairbanks (M.S.)

Hometown

Fairbanks, Alaska

My name is Ms. Splitstoser and I am a teacher in the Math Department. I am in my fourth year at Woodlawn and my sixth year as a teacher. 

 

I enjoy tennis, skiing, hiking, and yoga. I love to travel and have visited 27 states, eight countries and three continents. If you want to get me talking, ask me about growing up in Alaska!

 

 

Thomas

Name

Diedre Thomas

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Geometry
Pre-College Math

College(s) Attended

Morgan State University (BS)
Towson University (MAT)

Hometown

Baltimore, Maryland

A c/o 2006 Baltimore Polytechnic Institute graduate. Received my BS in Architecture and Environmental Design from Morgan State University. Process of receiving MAT in Secondary Math/Special Education from Towson University. My educational career started in Baltimore County as a AAA, then worked for the Children's Guld working with 2nd graders. I then migrated to Baltimore City where I substituted and covered all ages. I then became a paraeducator and student teacher. I decided I wanted to only do high school and found a home at Woodlawn High School.



Thornton

Name

Augustus Thornton

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Algebra 1

College(s) Attended

Coppin State University (BS)
Grand Canyon University (M.Ed)
Towson University (M.S.Ed)

Hometown

Baltimore, MD

Mr. Augustus Thornton is a proud graduate of  Woodlawn Senior High School, class of 1993.  After many years of hard work, Mr. Thornton completed his undergraduate degree from "The" Coppin State University and earned his Master of Education in Special Education from Grand Canyon University.   Mr. Thornton recently earned a Master of Science in Mathematics Education from Towson University.   Mr. Thornton enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music and educating.


 

Towson

Name

Lauren Towson

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Algebra 1 OGE
Geometry OGE

College(s) Attended

Towson University (BS)

Towson (MS)

Hometown

Merrick, NY

My name is Mrs. Lauren Towson and I have been in the math/special education department at WHS since 2019.

I am married with two kids. Most of my spare time is spent doing things with my family. I love to read and watch documentaries. I also love swimming. I am really looking forward to this year! 😊



Wallace

Name

Theodore Wallace

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Pre-College Math

Geometry

College(s) Attended

University of Maryland College Park (BS)

Coppin State University (MS)

Hometown

Washington DC

My name is Mr. Wallace. I teach mathematics, and I have been at Woodlawn High School for over 5 years. Previously I taught at Prince Georges County. When I am not working, I like to do anything that keeps me physically active.



Womack 

Name

Lakisha Womack

Email

[email protected]

Classes Taught

Algebra 2

Pre-College Math
Avid 11

College(s) Attended

NC A&T State University (BS)

Hometown

Aberdeen, NC

My name is Ms. Womack, and I am in the Math department. I have been teaching Math for about 10 years and will be beginning another year here at WHS. I love teaching and fostering positive learning environments for students with various backgrounds, maximizing individual student performance, and developing student interest in technology. My goals are to develop highly effective lesson plans, motivational exercises, and effective assessments that promote interest and knowledge.

Born and raised in NC, I was the oldest of 4 and used to change my bedroom to a classroom for my younger siblings. I graduated from NC A&T State University with a degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education, first college graduate in my family. I am also a mother to my independent middle school age daughter and guardian to my  special brother, in which I love so much.

My hobbies are being active in the community through volunteering. I love joining various community organizations and being involved in social justice programs to ensure education and unity. I love spending time with my dog and reading. I also love to learn new skills each year, I even learned how to drive a school bus!



Coming Soon

Name

Ms. Zoker

Email

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Classes Taught

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College(s) Attended

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Hometown

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Bio: Coming Soon


SPARC Teacher: Dr. Hunter (See SPARC Page)