Integrated Algebra (Algebra 1A and 1B) - 9th Grade
Integrated Algebra is an introductory course in the use of variables in equations which provides the student with the background necessary for more advanced mathematics. Topics addressed include the coordinate plane, systems of equations, and basic trigonometry.
Geometry (Geometry A and B) - 10th Grade
Geometry expands on the basic concepts of Algebra and applies them to figures both on and off the coordinate plane. Emphasis is placed on relationships in triangles, quadrilaterals and circles. The concepts of reasoning and proof are stressed.
Algebra 2 and Trigonometry (Algebra 2A and 2B) - 11th Grade
Algebra 2 extends the concepts of Integrated Algebra and introduces the student to advanced polynomial and trigonometric functions and equations.
In addition to these core courses, students who have completed 3 credits of mathematics are encouraged to continue their study by taking college level Calculus or Statistics in their senior year.
Mathematics Department Chair
B.S., Frostburg State University
Dawn joined The Family Foundation School in 2004 as a math teacher after working for six years in alternative education. She was named department chair in 2008. Dawn is also active in K9 Search and Rescue. She and her husband Jeff founded North Pocono Search, Rescue & Recovery, a civilian search team based in northeastern Pennsylvania. She and Jeff live in Honesdale, Pa.
Edmund Leung, Ph.D.
Algebra 1B and Honors Statistics
B.A. Hofstra University
Ph.D., University of Florida
Ed has been on staff at The Family Foundation School since 2006 and has taught Regents Biology, College Biology, College Science in Modern Society, and Calculus and Statistics. In addition to his Algebra 1B and Honors Statistics classes, he currently teaches biology and Honors Forensics. He also administers the Fast Forward courses on campus for The Bridge students. A biotechnology enthusiast, Ed has introduced FFS students to Gel Electrophoresis with day-long DNA profiling sessions each semester with Dr. Darwin Yerky, outreach coordinator of Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers.
Vicky has been part of The
Family Foundation School since 2000. In addition to teaching math,
she has served as assistant principal, guidance counselor and academic coordinator. Prior to joining FFS, she held secretarial
positions for a medical doctor and a veterinarian. Vicky lives in
nearby Pennsylvania with her husband and four children, and enjoys
sports and photography.
B.A. History, Stony Brook University
M.A. Inclusive Secondary Education, Hofstra University
New York State Certification in Special Education
Rob joined The Family Foundation School staff in August 2011. In addition to teaching FFS math and social studies classes, he serves as director of the school's Extended Academic Services program, assisting students in need of tutoring and other learning support. Off campus Rob enjoys sailing and snowboarding. Rob and his fiancee Jade live in Binghamton, N.Y.
B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville
Debbi joined the Family Foundation School in March 2007. In addition to teaching geometry classes, she has served as administrative assistant in the school's counseling department.