Faculty

  • Laura Crowley, Department Chair
    314-993-4045 ext. 327
    lcrowley@jburroughs.org

    Laura Crowley joined the Burroughs faculty in 2004, and is currently the chair of the mathematics department, where she has taught many classes, from Math 7 Accelerated to AP Calculus. Prior to coming to Burroughs, Crowley taught and was math department chair at Shorecrest High School in Seattle. She holds a bachelor's degree in math from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master's in education from University of Missouri-St. Louis.

  • Rachael Barnes
    314-993-4045 ext. 335
    rbarnes@jburroughs.org

    Rachael Barnes joined the Burroughs faculty in 1997. She has taught at every grade level and has taught Mathematics 7 (Advanced), Introduction to Algebra, Geometry 9, Geometry 10, Algebra II, Pre-calculus and Statistics. Rachael holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and education from Washington University, a master's in finance from the John Cook School of Business at St. Louis University, and a master's in economics and finance from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. She has refereed article submissions for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and was published in the April 2010 issue of NCTM's journal, Mathematics Teacher.

  • Samantha Beldsoe
    314-993-4045 ext. 240
    sbledsoe@jburroughs.org

    Samantha Bledsoe joined the Burroughs faculty in 2014. She teaches 8th grade algebra. Bledsoe hold's a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla and previously worked at McDonnell Douglas. She has tutored middle and high school math students and has worked with fifth and sixth graders on math explorations at City Academy.

  • Macon Finley
    314-993-4045 ext. 325
    mfinley@jburroughs.org

    Macon Finley joined the Burroughs faculty in 2000 as a member of the math faculty. In addition to teaching, she is now assistant head of school and director of academics. She has previously served as principal of grades 7&8, chair of the faculty executive committee and senior class co-sponsor. She holds a bachelor's degree in statistics from Princeton University and a master's in business administration from Stanford University. Prior to coming to Burroughs, Finley worked at Ralston Purina (product management), Pacific Gas & Electric Company (market research) and the Biostatistics Group at Washington University Medical School. During a window when she was raising small children, Finley served on a number of community boards and helped start the St. Louis Regional Child Care Partnership and participated in the Leadership St. Louis Program.

  • Julie Harris
    314-993-4045 ext. 219
    jharris@jburroughs.org

    Julie Harris joined the Burroughs faculty in 1995. She is the principal of grades 7 & 8 and the immediate past chair of the Mathematics Department in which she has taught many courses including Geometry, Precalculus, Algebra II and AP Calculus. Harris also serves on the Faculty and Staff Diversity Steering Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Washington University and a Master of Arts degree in Education from Saint Louis University.

  • Michael Haveman
    314-993-4045 ext. 275
    mhaveman@jburroughs.org

    Michael Haveman joined the Math Department in 2015. He teaches two sections of Geometry 9, two sections of Math 7 Accelerated and one section of Algegra I-9. Haveman holds bachelor’s degrees in math and economics from Texas Christian University. He comes most recently from The Episcopal School of Texas in San Antonio, where he taught math for four years (grades 8-11).

     

  • Kevin McKone
    314-993-4045 ext. 356
    kmckone@jburroughs.org

    Kevin McKone joined the Burroughs faculty in 1988. He teaches Introduction to Algebra, Algebra I and Algebra II, and tutors in the Academic Support Department. He is also co-site director of Aim High, a program which supports talented St. Louis public school students in their effort to graduate from high school (and hopefully college). He has coached a number of sports at Burroughs, including ice hockey, soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball, softball and lacrosse. McKone has a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a master's in educational administration from St. Louis University.

  • Anne Rossi
    314-993-4045 ext. 342
    arossi@jburroughs.org

    Anne Rossi joined the Burroughs faculty in 1969 as a member of the Mathematics Department. She currently teaches Geometry 9, Precalculus and AP Calculus. In years past, she has served as department head, scheduler and 9th grade class faculty co-sponsor. Rossi has also been a consultant for The College Board Midwest Region and a reader for AP Calculus. She holds a bachelor's degree from Earlham College and a master's in teaching from Washington University.

  • Paul Salomon
    314-993-4045 ext. 272
    psalomon@jburroughs.org

    Paul Salomon, a JBS graduate in the Class of 2002, joined the Math Department in summer 2013 to teach Geometry 10, Algebra II and AP Calculus. Prior to Burroughs, Salomon taught for seven years, most recently at St. Ann's School in New York City. He co-writes Math Munch, a math blog for middle school students. Salomon holds a bachelor's degree from Lawrence University and a master's degree from CUNY-Hunter College.

  • Jason Taff
    314-993-4045 ext. 344
    jtaff@jburroughs.org

    Jason Taff joined the Burroughs faculty in 1994. He teaches Math 7, 9th grade Geometry and Algebra II. He is also the math competition coordinator. Taff holds a bachelor's degree in math and linguistics from Washington University and a master's in linguistics from University of Texas-Austin. He is president of the American Go Association-St. Louis Chapter and holds a second degree black belt in Aikido.

  • Nichole Whiteford
    314-993-4045 ext. 399
    nwhiteford@jburroughs.org

    Nichole Whiteford joined the Burroughs faculty in 2014. She teaches eighth and ninth grade algebra. Prior to coming to Burroughs, Whiteford worked as a software developer for The Boeing Company. She holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in mathematics from Truman State University where she taught algebra and served as a math tutor.

  • Alex Wu
    314-993-4045 ext. 205
    awu@jburroughs.org

    Alexander Wu, from the JBS Class of 2001, joined the Math Department in summer 2013, teaching Algebra 8, Geometry 10 and Precalculus. He is also a C Football assistant coach. Before coming to Burroughs, Wu had eight years of teaching experience. He holds a bachelor's degree from Boston College and a master's degree from Southwest Baptist University.