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. I been at WHS for 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.



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

My name is Mr. Michael Carter, Jr. and I am in the Special Education Department, with a focus on Math. This is my 2nd 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

My name is Ms. Joe and I am in the Mathematics department and the Engineering Magnet Coordinator. I been at WHS for 14 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 15 years as a WHS teacher. 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 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!



 

Name

Donna Jones

Email

djones3@bcps.org

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

Bio: Greetings!  My name is Ms. Jones and I’m a dedicated educator working in the Mathematics Department at Woodlawn High School.  This year is my 21st year of 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

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 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.



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

My name is Mr. Lookingbill and I am in the Math Department. This is my 4th year teaching at Woodlawn. I love ‘aha’ moments. I detoured from and returned to mathematics, so I know these ways of thinking are beneficial in other contexts. Those detours included two degrees in Theology and teaching in China.

I played baseball in college and enjoy learning new things, reflecting on things that aren’t new, good sports data, and anime. 



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

My name is Ms. Martin and I am in the Math Department. I have been at Woodlawn for 5 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 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, hiking, and traveling! Some other fun hobbies I have include drawing, puzzles, playing guitar, and getting tattooed!

 

Follow my Instagram @msmartinwhs209




Morgan

Name

Aliyah Morgan

Email

Amorgan2@bcps.org

Classes Taught

Standard 6th math

GT 6th math

Algebra 1

College(s) Attended

Stevenson University (BS)

Grand Canyon University  

(MS - currently)

Hometown

Baltimore, MD

My name is Ms. Morgan. I am in the mathematics department, teaching Algebra 1. This is my first year at Woodlawn High School. Previously, I taught at one of our feeder schools, Southwest Academy Middle School (3 years). Outside of school, I enjoy going on walks with my dog Lola and spending time with my family and friends. Also, I enjoy crocheting, dancing, cooking, reading, and doing hair.

 

Fun fact: I am a licensed cosmetologist. I graduated high school as Valedictorian.

Instagram: @mathwithms.m

 



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

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!



Splitstoser

Name

Gianna Splitstoser

Email

gsplitstoser@bcps.org

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!

 



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 fifth 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

My name is Ms. Womack, and I am in the Math department. I have been teaching Math for about 8 years and will be beginning my second 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: Dr. Hunter (See SPARC Page)