Lincoln Academy Math Department:

Our mission is to know each student as an individual, to meet them where they are, and to lead them as far in the study of mathematics as we are able.

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The LA math department offers comprehensive math classes from Algebra to Calculus


The math department faculty works together to ensure that students find the right class at the right time, and progress at the pace that’s right for them.

The goal of the mathematics department is to prepare all students to use mathematics and problem solving skills in further education or work. The mathematics program focuses on mastering the objectives of each course as well as problem solving, communicating mathematically, reasoning mathematically, and applying mathematics to real-world situations.  

Three credits in mathematics are required for graduation. College-bound students should complete at least Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Since math plays an integral role in modern life, the Math Department encourages every student to study mathematics each year. Students are required to have a calculator for all math classes. 

Students at Lincoln Academy typically start in Algebra 1 their freshman year, then progress to Geometry as a sophomore, then Algebra 2 as a junior.  As a senior, they have options to take AP Statistics; Statistics & Math Modeling; Functions, Trigonometry and Statistics; Personal Finance; and Accounting.

Standard CoursesAdvanced Math
Algebra 1Honors Algebra 1
GeometryHonors Geometry
Algebra 2Honors Algebra 2 with Trigonometry
Functions, Trigonometry and StatisticsHonors Pre-Calculus
Statistics & Math ModelingAP Calculus AB
Person FinanceAP Calculus BC
AccountingAP Statistics

Math Department in the News:

The Lincoln Academy 2019 Maine State Champion Math Team.

Department Contacts:

Susan Levesque : Mathematics Department Head—Robotics Teacher and Robotics Team Coach
Susan Levesque

Academic Affiliations:

BA in Mathematics - University of Maine at Farmington
MS in Mathematics - Boston College
MS Education - University of Southern Maine

Miguel Inchaurregui : Math Faculty
Miguel Inchaurregui

Miguel Incháurregui is a recent transplant to Maine. He is enjoying the greenery of the area as he gets settled into his 9th year of teaching. Miguel enjoys learning foreign languages, playing video games, reading and watching sci-fi.

Academic affiliation: University of Houston/Chinese & Spanish Studies

Jason Thatcher : Math Faculty
Jason Thatcher
After completing undergrad studies at Duqesne University in Pittsburg, PA, Jason moved to NH to teach math at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH. He then took a break from the classroom in order to explore other interests, including carpentry. Jason then moved back to Pennsylvania and spent fifteen years teaching in the math department at Wyoming Seminary, a boarding school in the town of Kingston. In 2015 Jason and his wife, Janet, left the classroom to explore the life of workamping - living and working at campgrounds in both Maine and Colorado and eventually ended up living full time in Georgetown, Maine as property caretakers. During this time Jason was able to build his own home in Phippsburg, where he and Janet now live. In addition to the classroom, some of the highlights of Jason's career were working with students on the stage crew at Wyoming Seminary, building a shed and 2 boats with students, and leading students on week-long community service projects at Chewonki over a 5 year period.
Academic Affiliation: Duquesne University

Ben Hauptman : Math Teacher
Ben Hauptman

Ben Hauptman has taught at Lewiston Middle School, Winslow High School and others.  He shares, "My wife and I have five kids and a rowdy, anxious dog. I am an avid cinephile and enjoy movies more than most other hobbies although gaming ranks high up there as well. I like running when my family provides me with time to do so. I try to cure as many ills as possible with smiles and laughter."

Academic Affiliations:

B.A., Mathematical Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Ashley Nolan : Math Teacher
Ashley Nolan

Ashley Nolan grew up in South Bristol and graduated from Lincoln Academy in 2005. She then attended The University of Maine and graduated with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. After graduating she moved to Rhode Island where she worked as a structural engineer at Electric Boat, a defense contractor specializing in submarine design and construction. She now lives in Yarmouth with her two-year-old son, husband two dogs, and cat. This will be her first year teaching. In her free time, she enjoys true crime podcasts, crocheting, baking, and CrossFit.

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maine