Our staff is built to teach each student individually, to develop the skills they need to thrive in mathematics, and to foster a love of learning.

Donna R.

Assistant Center Director
Donna, a dedicated educator with over two decades of experience, holds a Bachelor's degree in early childhood/elementary education from Arkansas State University, supplemented by additional coursework in Urban Leadership from UMKC. As a licensed PreK-9 teacher for 24 years, Donna has taught various grade levels, from preschool and kindergarten to elementary and middle school. With a firm belief in the potential of every individual to learn and develop math knowledge to achieve their life goals, Donna is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of her students. Beyond her professional life, Donna finds joy in quilting and reading, and she's an adventurous spirit, having scuba dived with sharks!

Rex Schoolcraft

District Manager
Rex is a dynamic educator and versatile leader whose journey through diverse fields has culminated in a passion for mathematics education. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Secondary Education, both through the University of Wyoming. While he started in education as a high school math teacher, Rex was drawn to Mathnasium because our curriculum gives him the words that match the way he thinks about mathematics, and he thrives in an environment that is able to help thousands of kids each and every day. Outside of the center, Rex loves to read, pick at the guitar, and play simulation games on the computer. He also has a dog who he spoils relentlessly!

Nicki Atwood

Owner, COO
Nicki hails from Baltimore and studied Physics and Chemistry at University of Richmond. While working with students in college, she noticed that many times students are held back because of a gap in their educational foundation and that drew her to Mathnasium’s unique approach. When not at Mathnasium, Nicki loves to visit different cities and hang out with her cat. In fact, she loves pets of all shapes and sizes, and has had many different types of pets, including a dog, a mouse, a rabbit, and even a hedgehog!

James Temple

James developed a passion for and proficiency with Mathematics during his middle and high school years. In 2000, James graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Mathematics and a love for solving all types of problems. He took those skills into the United States Air Force where he served for 7 years as an aircraft maintenance officer. It was during these years that James had the opportunity to tutor home schooled children and really started to appreciate the frustration that many kids feel towards Mathematics. James left the Air Force in 2007 to go back to the University of Virginia where he received his Master's of Business Administration degree from the Darden School of Business.

Our Mathnasium Mission

Teach children math so they understand it, master it, and love it. Math can change their lives, and they can change the world.

What I love about Mathnasium is the ability to teach problem-solving skills and make math make sense, while also making a student smile.
Amber W., Mathnasium Instructor

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