The goal of the Math Department is to provide a curriculum that enables each student to challenge himself to achieve to his fullest potential in math in high school and beyond. We prepare students for the highest levels of math and science courses at St. Thomas and for their mathematics courses at the university level. For many highly motivated students, this includes the challenge to earn college credit through the Advanced Placement program.
We endeavor to help students appreciate the beauty of mathematics, the richness of its language, the elegance of its logic, the power of its applications and the joy in discovering and understanding its ideas and results.
Algebra I, Accelerated Algebra I, Advanced Algebra I/ Adv. Geometry, Adv. Geometry
Grade 10: Geometry, Adv. Geometry, Adv. Algebra II/Trig, Algebra II/Trig
Grade 11: Algebra II, Alg II/Trig, Adv. Alg II/Trig, Precalculus, Adv. Pre-Calculus
Grade 12: AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB, Reg Calculus, Adv. Pre-Calculus, Pre-Calculus, Alg III
(B.S., University of Texas at Austin) has been teaching at St. Thomas since 1997, and she teaches Algebra II and Algebra III and regular calculus. She has done graduate hours at Rice through RUSMP, is a certified calculus teacher and has attended the NMSI workships.
Mary Cassaro (B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.Ed Counseling, Texas Christian University) joined the faculty in 2012 and teaches Pre-Calculus and Algebra II/Trigonometry.
Pang Chou (B.A. Mathematical Sciences, Rice University) is in his 13th year of teaching. Previously, he taught math and physics at Fort Bend ISD, Houston ISD, and Incarnate Word Academy. He also worked at Hewlett-Packard for nine years, supporting server and storage products. He has resided in the Houston area since 1978. Pang will be teaching Algebra 1 and Pre-Calculus.
Joan McNatt (B.S. and M.S. Math, University of Houston-Clear Lake) teaches Advanced Algebra II/Trigonometry and AP Calculus BC and AB. She joined the faculty in 2010. She is calculus certified and has attended NMSI workshops.
Roland Melchor (B.A., University of Houston) joined the faculty in January 2011 with nine years of experience. He teaches Algebra I and Algebra II.
Jennifer Pearson (B.A., University of St. Thomas) teaches Advanced Algebra I/Geometry, Accelerated Alg I and Advanced Geometry. She joined the STH faculty in 2013.