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Mathematics

Welcome to the Mathematics Department!

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Department Chair: Mrs. Tujuana G. Hinton

Graduation Requirements

  • 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

Classes Offered

  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Honors Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Honors Algebra 2
  • GT Algebra 2
  • Sets, Functions & Probability
  • 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.

Hinton

Name

Tujuana G. Hinton

Email

thinton2@bcps.org

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 the Mathematics Department Chair. This is my twelfth year at WHS. 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



Alderman

Name

Cindy Alderman

Email

calderman@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Honors College Algebra

Trigonometry w/Analytic Geometry
SAT Prep (Math)

College(s) Attended

Towson University (BS)

Loyola University Maryland (MS)

Hometown

Paso Robles, California

Bio: My name is Ms. Alderman and I am in the math department. This will be my sixth year with Woodlawn High School. My graduate degree is in Curriculum and Instruction and my thesis on alternative assessment strategies was an integral eye opener for me and has helped my instruction immensely. During the summer months I am the Math Director for a Johns Hopkins program that hires underprivileged high school students in the laboratories and recommend WHS students for the program.

I play tennis, golf, mountain bike and road bike in my spare time and this summer I also started stand up paddle boarding.  The best thing that happened this year was adopting Lily, my new Shiba Inu, (pictured above).



Carter

Name

Michael Carter, Jr.

Email

mcarter7@bcps.org

Classes Taught

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

College(s) Attended

Stevenson University (BS)

Hometown

Baltimore, Maryland

Bio: My name is Mr. Michael Carter, Jr. and I am in the Special Education Department, with a focus on Math. This is my first year at Woodlawn HS. 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



Joe

Name

Sommer Joe

Email

sjoe@bcps.org

Classes Taught

PLTW Engineering Courses

Algebra 2

College(s) Attended

Howard University (BS)

University of MD, College Park (MS)

Hometown

Columbia, MD

Bio: My name is Ms. Joe and I am in the Mathematics department and the Engineering Magnet Coordinator. I been at WHS for 13 years.



Johnson

Name

Frances Johnson

Email

fjohnson@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Pre-College Mathematics

Pre-Calculus (Honors/GT)

College(s) Attended

Rutgers University (BS)

Sacred Heart University (MBA)

UMBC (MA)

Hometown

Randallstown, MD

My name is Ms. Johnson and I am in the Mathematics Department. This academic year 20/21, I celebrate 14 years as a WHS teacher. However, I have been a teacher for 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 am currently pursuing 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!



Lessis

Name

Kalliopi Lessis

Email

klessis@bcps.org

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 3rd 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.



Lookingbill

Name

Josiah Lookingbill

Email

jlookingbill@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Algebra 1

Algebra 2

College(s) Attended

University of Valley Forge (BA)

Fuller Theological Seminary (MA)

Notre Dame of Maryland University (MA)

Hometown

Edgewood, MD

Bio: My name is Mr. Lookingbill and I am in the Math Department. This is my 3rd year teaching at Woodlawn. I love ‘aha’ moments, especially in the classroom. I grew up in Harford County, where I was homeschooled. I graduated early to study Engineering, then switched entirely out and studied Theology for BA and MA degrees. To pay for that I taught English in China for 4 years and I fell in love with teaching. I never want to stop learning and I enjoy breaking down barriers to understanding. I was a baseball player in college (versatile – I can play all bench positions). I am an assistant baseball coach.

If you want to discuss learning about other languages (I can read four), traveling, studying other cultures, philosophy, bad philosophy jokes, mythology, anime, or sports data science, drop by.



Martin

Name

Caitlin Martin

Email

cmartin14@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Algebra 1

Math Assistance

College(s) Attended

Howard CC (AA)

Stevenson University (BS)

Stevenson University (MAT)

Hometown

Ellicott City, MD

Bio: My name is Ms. Martin and I am in the Math Department. I have been at Woodlawn for 4 years & 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 two cats, Norman & Nuka.

 

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, hiking, and traveling! Some other fun hobbies I have include drawing, puzzles, playing guitar, and getting tattooed!

 

Follow my Instagram @msmartinwhs209



Posa

Name

Bhagyalakshmi Mukthapuram

[Dr. Posa]

Email

bmukthapuram@bcps.org

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

Bio: 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 eighth-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!


Splitstoser

Name

Gianna Splitstoser

Email

gsplitstoser@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Geometry

Honors Geometry

College(s) Attended

University of Alaska Anchorage (B.S.)

University of Alaska Fairbanks (M.S.)

Hometown

Fairbanks, Alaska

Bio: My name is Ms. Splitstoser and I am a teacher in the Math Department. I am in my third year at Woodlawn and my fourth year as a teacher.  Last year I was a co-advisor for the Mock Trial team and look forward to cheering them on to victory again this year.

 

I enjoy skiing, hiking, arts and crafts, yoga, and love to travel. I have visited 27 states, eight countries and three continents. I am in yoga teacher training and will be a registered yoga teacher by October 2020. If you want to get me talking, ask me about growing up in Alaska!

 

FMOIG @mssplitstoser




Wallace

Name

Theodore Wallace

Email

Twallace3@bcps.org

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 this is my fourth year at Woodlawn High School. 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

lwomack@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Algebra I, II

Geometry

Pre-Calculus

ESL

College(s) Attended

NC A&T State University (BS)

Hometown

Aberdeen, NC

Bio: My name is Ms. Womack and I am in the Math department. I have been teaching Math for about 7 years and will be beginning my first year 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 9-year-old daughter and guardian to my 25-year-old special needs 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, last year I learned how to drive a school bus!

 



SPARC Teacher: Ms. Jones (See SPARC Page)