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Ms. Smith is published!

Mia Smith
Mia Smith

This just in from Ms. Smith:

I just found out that the knot theory research and paper I did last summer will be published. It’s my first paper! It is appearing the Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications sometime this winter. If you’re curious, the paper is archived online here. (But no, we did not sneak in any (k)not theory puns.)

Please join me in congratulating Ms. Smith!

Also, while you’re at it, everyone should check out Ms. Smith’s awesome bulletin display now up in the math department hallway:

Two new family members!

The math department is happy to be adding two new members to our family this year!

Please make sure to say hi to them as you see them around campus!

Katy Briedis
Katy Briedis

Katy Briedis joins the Williston faculty from Cushing Academy where she taught math and was a coach and a dorm parent. As a Cushing graduate she knows independent boarding schools. She will coach lacrosse and work in the athletic performance program. Katy has a B.A. in Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam and an MBA from Averett University. Katy lives at 30 Center St.

Mia Smith
Mia Smith

Mia Smith graduated from Williams College this spring with a B.A. in Mathematics. She has been very involved in math communities both at Williams and beyond. She was a member of the Math Student Advisory Board at Williams, and her work also included MathCamps, a summer boarding program for exceptional math scholars around the world. At Williston Mia will teach math, coach cross country and lacrosse, and serve as a dorm parent. Mia lives in Logan House.

Matt Lapolla

Mr. Lapolla’s bio is now up on the Contact page!

2014-11-17 10.53.12Mr. Lapolla joined the Williston in the fall of 2014 after teaching for five years at The Pennington School in New Jersey. He graduated from Pomona College in 2008 with a B.A. in economics. During his time in Claremont, CA, he also played on the Sagehens football team for four years. Mr. Lapolla has taught a variety of classes ranging from Algebra I to Probability and Statistics. He currently is teaching Geometry, Precalculus, and Probability and Statistics. He coaches football and baseball at Williston and lives in Ford Hall with his dog.