Meet the Math Department

The Sentinel‘s World News Editor, Megan Evershed ’15, sat down with St. Luke’s beloved Math Department in order to learn more about a few the teachers who work there. Here are their responses.

A few of our marvelous math teachers in Mrs. Greene's room.

A few of our marvelous math teachers in Mrs. Greene’s room.

Ms. Spencer

Was math always your favorite subject?

I liked all my classes when I was a student.

If you could pick any famous person (alive or dead) to have dinner with who would they be and why?

I would rather go running with a famous person than have dinner with them.

What is your favorite television show?

I don’t watch television.

If you didn’t live in the US, which country would you want to live in?

If I had to live somewhere other than the United States then maybe Switzerland would be fun place to live.

 

Mrs. Greene

Have you always wanted to be a teacher?

I went to college not knowing what to be. As math was my best subject I majored in it. Most women graduates were nurses or teachers. So I chose teaching like my mother and sister. It wasn’t until I had a family and went back to teaching that I became passionate about it.

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is Good Will Hunting.

If you could be the President for a day, what would you do?

As president I would take a nap since he never gets a chance to do that!

Why is Geometry special to you?

I love geometry because it is a subject that can be used everyday. IfI were not a mathematician, I would be an artist and love using geometry to create.

 

Mr. Gammill

Have you always wanted to have a profession associated with math?

Not necessarily. I have always enjoyed working with numbers, i.e. finance/math/economics and I have always wanted to work with kids, so the two go hand in hand.

If you won the lottery, what would you do?

I would still run my fishing operation during the summer time and would spend my winter months in a more relaxed state pursuing small projects such as building outdoor (free of charge) municipal hockey rinks throughout the North-East… 

What’s the ideal way to spend a snow day?

While not ideal, I love building a fire early in the morning and getting ahead on work.  Then in the second part of the day I love to connect with family for some outdoor fun.

What’s your favorite book?

I am in a big Ken Follett stage right now…so I would have to say Pillars of the Earth.  I love historical fiction.

 

Mrs. Cortes

What makes math special for you?

Albert Einstein eloquently wrote that “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas”.  That is why math is special to me; I enjoy reasoning and understanding a universal language called mathematics.

What movie do you think will win Best Picture at the Oscars this year?

Do you have any hobbies?

I enjoy crossword puzzles, golf and traveling.

What is your ideal spring break?

My ideal Spring Break is going to a Caribbean Island with my family and playing golf, swimming in the Caribbean Sea and reading good books on a beautiful beach.

— Megan Evershed, World News Editor

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