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Mathematics



Welcome

The mathematics department is committed to encouraging all students to reach their highest potential in the field of mathematics.  We emphasize logical reasoning and ask students to be critical and creative problem solvers.  We encourage their creative thought and unique approaches to solving complex mathematical problems.  The mathematics department offers courses that will meet the diverse needs of our students.  We offer remedial courses for those that struggle and AP AB Calculus for those who strive to work at the collegiate level while enrolled in high school.  No matter what level a student is at, they will be given every opportunity to be successful!




Staff




Melisa Connors

mconnors@pmhschool.com

(603) 875-3800 x2225


This is my 15th year at Prospect Mountain High School. Prior to my time here, I spent 9 years at John Stark Regional High School. I currently teach Algebra 1A and Geometry Honors. I am the senior class adviser and work with Mrs. O’Loughlin to oversee the Community Service program. I earned my BS in Mathematics Education in 1994 and my MEd in Secondary Education in 1995, both from the University of New Hampshire. I am a lifelong New Hampshire resident, have been married 24 years, and have two amazing children. I love to scrapbook and travel, but my passion is Disney!










Paul Hitchings

phitchings@pmhschool.com

(603) 875-3800 X 2218














Douglas Farquhar 

dfarquhar@pmhschool.com

(603) 875-3800 x2221


My name is Doug Farquhar and I teach mathematics here at Prospect Mountain High School.  I earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics Education from the University of New Hampshire.  This is my eleventh year teaching high school mathematics and my third year at Prospect Mountain.  I teach all three levels of Algebra 1.  I love to listen to music (funk/jazz/fusion/rock/whatever sounds good), play music (I play the electric bass, guitar, and a little piano), hike, play disc golf, and cook.










Luke LaFreniere

llafreniere@pmhschool.com

(603) 875-3800 x2220


My name is Luke LaFreniere and I have been teaching at Prospect Mountain High School for six years. Although I have taught every class that we offer, my specialty is Algebra. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.  I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, playing a variety of recreational sports from Basketball to Slow Pitch Softball. I also enjoy reading Fantasy fiction novels and playing video games.










Chris MacStravic

Curriculum, Instructional, and Assessment Leader

Department Leader

cmacstravic@pmhschool.com

(603) 875-3800 X 2214 


My name is Chris MacStravic and I have  been teaching for twenty years, with this year being my tenth at Prospect Mountain High School.  I previously worked at Pembroke Academy for ten years.  I have a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in addition to a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.  I currently teach AP Calculus, PreCalculus Honors, Algebra 2 CP, and Senior Math.  I am also the advisor for Student Council.  I have a deep love of music and can usually be seen at concerts, both big and small, and on stage at the semi-annual Talent Show!








Meghan Schmiermund

mschmiermund@pmhschool.com

(603) 875-3800 x2216


I joined the Prospect Mountain High School faculty in the fall of 2009 after moving to New Hampshire.  I previously taught for five years at Stamford High School in Connecticut.  I currently teach CP Geometry, General Geometry, and CP Precalculus.  I enjoy serving as the advisor for National Honor Society and I am also involved with the drama and music departments here at Prospect.  I hold a B.A. in Mathematics and a minor in Music from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.  When not at school, I love spending time with my husband, our two dogs, and our cat.