Mathematics

The Our Lady of Mercy Mathematics department considers the traditional mathematics curriculum most beneficial for students on their journey to college.  We offer the traditional Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalculus/Trigonometry, and Calculus tracts.  The honors classes are by teacher recommendation and include Honors Geometry and Honors Algebra II.  Advanced Placement classes are available to students who have excelled in foundations classes and who have teacher recommendations.

  ** Remember that students can arrange for extra help from our math tutor during all lunches
Monday - Friday.

Meet the Faculty 

Daniel Brndjar (B.S., University of Notre Dame) joined the faculty in 2017 and will be teaching Algebra I, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and Honors Pre-Calculus. He will also serve as the JV Boys Basketball Coach. He is currently enrolled in the Alliance for Catholic Education, an M.Ed. program at the University of Notre Dame. In his free time, he enjoys cheering for Philadelphia sports teams and playing basketball.

Ana DeMello (B.S., Universidad Garcilazo de la Vega, M.Ed. and Eds., University of West Georgia) has been at Mercy since 2000. She teaches Algebra II, Algebra III, Calculus and AP Calculus AB and BC. She is the Table Leader at the AP Calculus Reading for College Board, and the Homecoming and Prom Dance Coordinator. She is part of the Graduation and Baccalaureate committee, a Campus Ministry member, and organizer of the yearly Multicultural Celebration and Mass.

Sharon Shaw (B.S., Georgia College, M.Ed. State University, Georgia State) joined the faculty in 2000, teaching mathematics and creating the cheerleading program. She is currently the Math Department Chairperson. Teaching and coaching are her passions. She has taught 30 years in public education and 17 years here in the private school. She has coached cheerleading most of those 47 years. She is married and has a son attending Western Michigan University after serving our country in the United States Army Reserves (he was stationed in Iraq for 18 months). She is also the leader of the Mercy House of Lourdes which has won House of the year for 3 years. She is a Beatles and Falcons fan. However, she is mostly a Mercy Bobcat fan!