The Our Lady of Mercy Mathematics department considers the traditional mathematics curriculum most beneficial for students on their journey to college. We offer the traditional Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalculus/Trigonometry, and Calculus tracts. The honors classes are by teacher recommendation and include Honors Geometry and Honors Algebra II. Advanced Placement classes are available to students who have excelled in foundations classes and who have teacher recommendations.
** Remember that students can arrange for extra help from our math tutor during all lunches
Monday - Friday.
Meet the Faculty
Alexander Brown (B.S., University of Georgia, M.A.T., Georgia State University) joined the faculty in 2015, and will be teaching Computer Applications, AP Computer Science, Robotics Hardware and Software Design and Development, and Honors Algebra I. He will also continue to serve as Assistant Tennis Coach as well as lead the Robotics team to competition this year. He is a Bulldogs fan and loves to read, pray, study, run, and create cool apps in his spare time. He is currently a parishioner at Saint Thomas More Parish.
Ana DeMello (B.S., Universidad Garcilazo de la Vega, M.Ed. and Eds., University of West Georgia) joined the faculty in 2000. She teaches Algebra II, Algebra III, Calculus and AP Calculus AB and BC. Additionally, she is our Homecoming and Prom Dance Coordinator, serves on the Graduation Committee and Campus Ministry team and organizes the yearly Multicultural Celebration and Mass. She is a proud AP Advocate for students in Georgia and consults for the National Math and Science Initiative. She is a table reader for the College Board in AP Calculus. In her spare time, she volunteers for Special Olympics International and travels extensively advocating gymnastics for all, including young adults with disabilities.
Jae Parker (B.B.A., Austin Peay State University, M.A., Clayton State University) joined the faculty in 2019. She teaches Algebra I, Honors Algebra I, and Pre-Calculus. She is looking forward to bringing her excitement and enthusiasm to the world of mathematics. She is also proud to have her daughter Madison (23') as part of the Mercy family.
Katie Schneider (B.S. Mechanical Engineering: Product Design, Stanford University) joined the faculty in 2018 and teaches Geometry and Anatomy/Physiology. She will also be coaching the girl's soccer team this spring. She was very involved in outdoor education at Stanford and loves hiking, backpacking, and anything outside, especially playing sports. She also loves dancing, running, painting, and reading.
Sharon Shaw (B.S., Georgia College, M.Ed. State University, Georgia State) joined the faculty in 2000, teaching mathematics and creating the cheerleading program. She is currently the Math Department Chairperson. Teaching and coaching are her passions. She has taught 30 years in public education and 19 years here at Mercy. She has coached cheerleading most of those 49 years. She is married and has a son attending Western Michigan University after serving our country in the United States Army Reserves (he was stationed in Iraq for 18 months). She is also the leader of the House of Lourdes. She is a Beatles and Falcons fan. However, she is mostly a Mercy Bobcat fan!