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.

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 Courses Advanced Math
Algebra 1 Honors Algebra 1
Geometry Honors Geometry
Algebra 2 Honors Algebra 2 with Trigonometry
Functions, Trigonometry and Statistics Honors Pre-Calculus
Statistics & Math Modeling AP Calculus AB
Person Finance AP Calculus BC
Accounting AP Statistics

Math Department in the News:

Math Department Photos:

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

Amanda Armstrong : Mathematics Faculty—Field Hockey Coach—National Honor Society Advisor
Amanda Armstrong

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Mathematics, University of Maine

Mary-Martha Collins : Mathematics Teacher
Mary-Martha Collins

Mary Martha Collins retired after teaching high school math in Hermon, Maine for many years. In 2002 Mrs. Collins and her husband returned to the Damariscotta area to care for her mother and in 2003 she began teaching mathematics at her alma mater, Lincoln Academy. After she retired again in 2011, they became snowbirds and she taught varied levels of high school math for students that stayed at a 10-week horse jumping competition in Florida. Then, after selling their winter home in Florida, they returned to Maine and she resumed teaching part-time at Lincoln in 2018.

Academic Affiliations:

BA in Mathematics Education, University of Maine in Orono




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 four 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

Elizabeth Mooney : Mathematics/Science Teacher—Mathematics Team Coach
Elizabeth Mooney

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Civil Engineering, Tufts University

Shelly Richardson : Mathematics Faculty
Shelly Richardson

Academic Affiliations:

B.S. Secondary Education-Mathematics, University of Maine, Presque Isle
M.S. School Counseling, Husson University

National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT)