Welcome to the Preston High School Mathematics Department! We are devoted to creating and maintaining an atmosphere of learning that gives our students a sense of confidence based on competence. We challenge our students with a program designed to foster problem solving, mathematical reasoning, and self-esteem through directed practice, cooperative learning and student-teacher dialogue. We wish to guide students toward academic success and personal awareness of their abilities. We believe that all students should be provided with as much preparation as possible in mathematics, to allow for a successful experience in college; therefore, all students are required to complete four years of mathematics. The department incorporates technology into its curriculum with appropriate use of computers, Smart Boards and graphing calculators.
- College Columbia University (2003)
- College Siena College (2008)
- MS Lehman College (2019)
- MA NUI, Galway (2000)
- BS NUI, Galway (2000)
- BA St. Joseph's College (2016)
- MA Brooklyn College (2018)
- BA Iona College
- MS Iona College
- MS Iona College
- BA Hunter College, The City University of New York (2011)
- BS The City College of New York, The City University of New York (2015)
Nick Castiglione earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors from St. John's University and a Master of Science in Teaching with a specialization in Secondary Education - Mathematics from Iona College. He previously taught at Preston High School from 2000 - 2016 before leaving and then returned in 2019.
- BS St. John's University
- MS Iona College (1998)
Lauren Van Sicklin has a BS in Biology from Delaware Valley University and a MS in Biology from Western Kentucky University. She earned her Master's degree while living and serving in Madagascar as an environment and agriculture volunteer for the United States Peace Corps. Her love of teaching began as a graduate student where she taught Biology Laboratory courses to college students. After graduation, she decided to move back to her home state of New York and taught Biology at a school in Brooklyn for two years before coming to Preston.
Ms. Van Sicklin joins Preston this year teaching Honors Biology, AP Biology, Environmental Science, Anatomy and Physiology and Financial Algebra.
- BA or BS Degree Delaware Valley College (2012)
- MS Western Kentucky University (2016)