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Mission Statement

The Mathematics Education Department is designed to educate all students of different abilities in the field of Mathematics. The department offers a complete high school curriculum for the college bound math student and challenges each individual to develop her mathematical talents. Educators place emphasis on conceptual understanding as well as multiple ways of thinking.

Shelly Hartmann
Department Chair
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Mrs. Hartmann has been teaching at IWA since the 07-08 school year. She graduated from Rosary High School and completed her under-graduate degree at the University of Missouri—St. Louis in 2007 where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Math and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education. She completed her Graduate degree at Webster University in May 2013 earning a Masters of Arts in Teaching Mathematics with emphasis in secondary and community college education. She is currently the Mathematics department chair person and is also co-moderating the National Honors Society. She teaches Algebra 1B, Honors Algebra 1, Algebra 2A, and Honors Algebra 2.

Kevin Arendt
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Mr. Arendt is teaching at IWA for his second year. Previously, he taught at De Smet Jesuit High School for 4 years. He graduated from De Smet in '04, and from University of Missouri - Columbia with a BA in Math. He is currently working on his masters in Math from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He teaches Algebra 1A, Honors Geometry, and Algebra 2B. Mr. Arendt has led a mission trip to Nicaragua and plans on leading more. He is a student council co-moderator for the 2013-2014 school year.

Karla Kutz
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Karla Kutz began teaching at IWA for the 2004-2005 school year. . Karla received a BA degree in Mathematics from University of Missouri, an MBA degree from St. Louis University and a Missouri Secondary Mathematics Teaching Certification from Lindenwood University and is currently teaching: Honors Algebra 2, Algebra 3, Trigonometry, Probability & Statistics and Honors PreCalculus/Trigonometry. She also is the senior class moderator

Amy Shupe '00
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Mrs. Shupe is an alumna of IWA’s class of 2000 and has been teaching at IWA since 2005. She teaches Geometry A, Geometry B, Honors Elements of Calculus, and Advanced Placement Calculus AB. She serves as the Mu Alpha Theta moderator and the AdvancED technology chair. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004 earning a Bachelor of Science in Education – Secondary Mathematics. While there, she was a member of the Division I Women’s Softball team. She also holds a Missouri State Teaching Certification in Secondary Mathematics Education. She will graduate this December from Webster University with a Master of Arts – Mathematics for Educator degree.

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