With a BS in Management Information Systems from NH College (now SNHU), Martha Gagnon set out on a 30 year career in the computer industry. Now Martha begins a new chapter with Mathnasium, bringing a background in Quality Assurance, as well as PC Training, Programming and Technical Support. Over the years, Martha has worked with children through school volunteer programs and coaching softball. In opening the first Mathnasium in New Hampshire, Martha hopes to help children in the area come to enjoy math as much as she does. Martha and her husband, Gary, live in Hooksett, where they raised two children, Philip and Andrea Gagnon.
Cassie Demencuk is a High School Math Teacher, certified by the state of New Hampshire. She teaches full time at Nashua High School North. Prior to joining the staff at Nashua North, Cassie taught at Manchester Memorial High School and Hillside Middle School. Her experience teaching all levels of Algebra, Geometry and other math courses makes Cassie a valuable contributor to the Mathnasium team.
Cassie graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Rhode Island with a double major in Education and Mathematics. Currently, Cassie is working on her Masters Degree in Education at SNHU. She grew up in Manchester and enjoys making a difference in the lives of students. In addition to teaching, Cassieís activities include running and planning her upcoming wedding in July.
Will Dunningtonís career began in the US Army. He spent 12 1/2 years in the U.S. Army Security Agency, rising through the ranks from Private to Sergeant First Class and finally attaining a direct appointment to Captain. During his time in service he was stationed in Turkey, Vietnam, Germany and many posts in the United States.
For 15 years, Will worked at Digital Equipment Corporation first as a Production Supervisor and then advancing to Quality Engineer, Reliability Engineer, and Software Engineer. He has also operated his own database consulting business.
Just prior to joining Mathnasium, Will retired after spending more than 10 years as an adjunct professor of Mathematics at several area colleges, including Rivier, NHTI and SNHU. He taught courses in many subjects including Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics, Quantitative Literacy, and Mathematical Modeling.
Will holds an AA in Liberal Arts from the University of the State of NY, a BS in Engineering Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an MS in Computer Science from Rivier College. His outside interests are reading, working puzzles and kayaking. Will is active in his church and on the board of directors for a local seniorís home.
As a secondary mathematics teacher at Manchester Memorial High School, Heidi teaches Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II and Geometry. Teaching is a second career for Heidi who spent two decades working in claims in the automobile insurance industry. Her love of learning and education lead Heidi to complete her Master of Arts degree in Teaching Secondary Mathematics at Rivier University. She is certified by the State of NH to teach high school mathematics. Heidiís real world corporate experience, as well as her skills raising two teenagers have galvanized her passion for teaching mathematics. Heidi takes advantage of any opportunity to inspire her students and to help them understand the value of mathematics as a tool.
Heidi shares a home with her husband and their two teenagers. In her free time, Heidi enjoys running, cycling and traveling. Heidi hopes one day to teach internationally.