Meet Our Teachers

Audrey Augustine is in her first year of teaching at Lincoln High. She graduated from the University of Kansas this spring and will be teaching Advanced Algebra, Geometry Block and Off Semester Geometry.

 

SethBSeth Barnes started teaching at Lincoln High in 2014.  He graduated from UNL and currently teaches  Algebra Block and Diff Advanced Algebra.  Seth sponsors Leadership Development Club and Cribbage Club.

Mr. Barnes is available to help students every day after school everyday except on Tuesday.  Students can sign up for help in Mr. Barnes’ room.

 

Katie Bayless is in her second year of teaching at Lincoln High.  She is currently teaching Pre-Calculus, Precollege Math and Algebra Block.

 

Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 1.23.24 PMJacob Cathey started teaching at Lincoln High in 2015.  After attending Western Oregon University and graduating from Doane College, Jacob taught at Lefler Middle School.  He currently teaches Algebra Block, AP Computer Science Principles and IB Math Studies.

Mr. Cathey is available to help students every morning from 7:15-7:45 and everyday after school from 3:05-4:00, except Tuesdays.

 

IMG_20160831_143649379_HDRNick Clayburn is in his third year of teaching.  He graduated from UNL and is also a Tennis Coach at Lincoln High.  Mr. Clayburn teaches Advanced Algebra and Geometry.

Mr. Clayburn is available to help students after school every day except Tuesday.

 

 

 

Courtney Fasbender is in her first year of teaching at Lincoln High.  She currently teaches Advanced Algebra, Advanced Algebra Diff and Algebra Block.

 

GishLLenny Gish has been teaching at Lincoln High since 1997.  He graduated from UNL with both his B.S. and MAT.  Mr. Gish currently teaches Pre-College Math and Algebra.

Mr. Gish is available to help students after school every day except Tuesday.

 

 

MicahHeibelMicah Heibel started teaching at Lincoln High in 1988 and he also taught 3 years at North Star.  He received his bachelor’s degree from UNL.  Micah currently teaches Geometry Block and Math SL.

Mr. Heibel is available before and after school for extra help.

 

 

AliceHAlice Hillhouse – Math Department Chair.  Alice has taught at Lincoln High since 1989.  She received her B.A. in math from Union College and her MA from UNL in Curriculum and Instruction.  She also holds an ELL K-12 endorsement.  Alice currently teaches Pre-Calculus, and Algebra Block.

Mrs. Hillhouse is available most mornings and afternoons to help students by appointment.

 

Amy Hung is in her third year of teaching.  She graduated from Doane University.  Amy is the Math Interventionist this year and will also teach College Ready Math.

Ms. Hung is available before and after school to help students.

 

PatJPat Janike began teaching mathematics in 2001.  In the past he has taught at Southeast High School and at Ruamrudee International School in Bangkok, Thailand.  He began teaching at Lincoln High in 2006.  Also, in the past five years he has taught classes at UNL for the Math in the Middle and Nebraska Algebra programs as a Noyce Master Teaching Fellow.

Pat graduated from Lincoln High and received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UNL.  He earned a M.A. in Secondary Teaching and is currently pursuing a EdD in Mathematics Education at UNL.  In 2015, Pat earned his National Board certification.  In 2008 he also received the State Farm Outstanding Educator Award and in 2018 he was awarded the Myrtle Clark Mathematics Award!

Currently, Pat teaches Geometry and IB Mathematics – Higher Level.  He is also the coach of the Lincoln High math team.  Mr. Janike is available to help students before school, after school, and by appointment during lunch.

 

Corey Jones is starting his third year of teaching.  He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Mr. Jones is teaching Advanced Algebra and Algebra Block.

Mr. Jones is coaching football for Nebraska Wesleyan and has limited availability in the fall, but is available to help students by appointment.

 

David Juiliano is starting his third year at Lincoln High School.  He earned his Undergraduate Degree from Caremont McKenna College and his Masters Degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Mr. Juiliano is teaching AP Calculus, and Geometry.

Mr. Juiliano is available to help students by appointment.

 

Trevor Leiting is in his second year of teaching at Lincoln High.  Trevor currently teaches Advanced Algebra and Geometry Block.

 

Zach Mapes is starting his first year at Lincoln High after teaching at Crete High School.  He currently teaches Spanish and Accelerated Math.

 

Doug Matulka is starting his third year at Lincoln High School.  He has a Masters Degree from UNL and has received the Don Miller Distinguished Mathematics Teacher award from the Lincoln Rotary Club.  Mr. Matulka is teaching Algebra,  Geometry Block, and Advanced Algebra Support.  He enjoys playing ultimate frisbee competitively and has done so in 15 different states.

Mr. Matulka is available to help students after school on Mondays and Wednesdays till 4:30, Thursdays in the Media Center, and Fridays by appointment.

 

JeffMJeff Meyer taught at Plattsmouth High before teaching at Lincoln High in 2014.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his masters in teaching mathematics from UNL.  Jeff currently teaches Diff Geometry and Advanced Algebra Support.  He also sponsors chess club.

Mr. Meyer is available every morning at 7:15am and after school until 3:45, except Tuesdays.

 

Andrew Peterson is in his second year at Lincoln High School.  Andrew currently teaches Geometry and Geometry Diff.

Matt Richardson started teaching at Lincoln High in 2017.  His undergraduate work was done at Nebraska Wesleyan, he earned his Masters degree at Concordia University, and his Education Specialist degree from Wayne State.

Mr. Richardson is available to help students most days after school except on Tuesday and most mornings by appointment.  Students can schedule time for help with Mr. Richardson

 

CharlotSCharlot Schlake has taught at Lincoln High for fifteen years.  She attended Nebraska Wesleyan, Portland State, and UNL.  Mrs. Schlake teaches Pre Calculus Differentiated, Advanced Algebra and an E-learning Math Course.

Mrs. Schlake is available to help students by appointment.

 

 

AmberVAmber Vlasnik – Math Instructional Coach

Amber Vlasnik started teaching at Lincoln High in 2011.  Previously, she taught at Lincoln Southeast and Albright Middle School in Houston, Texas.

Amber graduated from UNK in 2008 with a BS in Math and History Education.  She then completed her Masters Degree through UNL in 2012.  Amber is currently pursuing a PhD from UNL and is a Noyce Master Teaching Fellow.  In 2015, Amber was honored as a State finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and as the recipient of the Miss Myrtle Clark Outstanding Mathematics Award. She is the 2017 Nebraska Teacher of the Year.   She enjoys helping students to discover the beauty of mathematics.

Amber lives in Lincoln with her husband, Joel, her daughter, Avery, and her son, Jaxon.

Mrs. Vlasnik is available to help students after school until 4:00 everyday except Tuesdays.

 

Joel White is in his second year teaching at Lincoln High.  He currently teaches Algebra, Algebra Block and Geometry.