The goal of the Math Department is to challenge each student to reach her full potential in mathematics and to foster an ongoing interest in mathematical principles.

Students can choose from a variety of courses. Teachers advise students on appropriate course selection and encourage all students to take mathematics all four years. 

Available Courses


Class of 2020 and beyond:

Classes of 2019 & 2018:

Math Placement

New students take placement tests to determine enrollment in the appropriate math course. The Chair of the Math Department and the Academic Dean make all course placements. 



Cesar Hernandez

Math Department Chair

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Mr. Hernandez began teaching at Madeira in 2009. He earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from Fordham University and a master's degree in Education from The George Washington University.

Wendy Roshan

Math Teacher

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Ms. Roshan began teaching at Madeira in 2004. She earned a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education/Math from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in Secondary Education/Math from George Washington University as well.

Jean Wright

Math Teacher

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Ms. Jean Wright joined Madeira in 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Ohio University and her master's degree from Duke University. She is certified to teach mathematics as well as computer science. She has previously taught every level of math from Algebra I to AP Calculus.

Nikki Wellington

Mathematics Teacher

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Nikki Wellington comes to Madeira’s Math Department from Harrisonburg High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Anthropology from James Madison University, and her M.Ed. in Secondary Education with Mathematics Concentration at Vanderbilt University. Ms. Wellington has a love of musical theater and volleyball, and is thrilled to be joining the volleyball coaching staff at Madeira this fall.

John Ifft

Math Teacher

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John Ifft is excited to join Madeira for the 2016-17 school year after teaching at Flint Hill School in Oakton, VA for 18 years. During that time, Mr. Ifft taught the entire spectrum of high school math courses, with a specialty in AP Calculus. A Northern Virginia native, he earned both his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Virginia. He enjoys cheering on his Wahoos in all sports! 

Glen Russell

Math Teacher

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Glen Russell is new to the Mathematics Department in 2016. Before landing at Madeira Mr. Russell worked in China for eight years, most recently at the International School of Beijing. In addition to teaching math, Mr. Russell has served as a faculty advisor for a number of clubs and activities including the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, the GSA, Habitat for Humanity, and Student Council. Mr. Russell is originally from Trenton, Ontario and has a B.Sc. from Acadia University, a B.Ed from Nipissing University, and this past spring completed a M.Ed from the University of Toronto.