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Math Department

Liz Swensen
Liz Swenson

Dept. Chair

Lauren Barahona
Lauren Barahona

Curtis Hoier

Curtis Hoier

Glenn Forster

Glenn Forster

Polly Hwang

Polly Hwang

Corrine Jacobs
Corrine Jacobs

Alana Rice

Alana Rice

Mike Rigby
Michael Rigby

Matt rosa

Matt Rosa

John Rosser

John Rosser

Jake Schwartzberg

Jake Schwartzberg

Nic Smith

Nic Smith

Tiffany Wallace
Tiffany Wallace

 

     

 

Contact Information
Lauren Barahona ex: 11406 Math Teacher
Glenn Forster ex: 11507 Head Boys and Girls Golf Coach - Math Teacher
Curtis Hoier ex: 11410 Teacher
Mrs. Hwang ex: 11406 Math Teacher
Corrine Jacobs ex: 11407 Math Teacher
Alana Rice ex: 11504 Math Teacher
Michael A Rigby ex: 11409 Math Teacher
Matt Rosa ex: 11401 Math Teacher/ Boys' Waterpolo Coach
John Rosser ex: 11412 Math Teacher
Jake Schwartzberg ex: 11502 Math Teacher
Nicolas Smith ex: 11408 Math Teacher
Elizabeth Swenson ex: 11405 Math Teacher/Math Department Chair
Tiffany Wallace ex: 11819 Math Teacher

TEACHER BIOGRAPHIES

Lauren Barahona

Lauren Barahona

Glenn Forster

 

Curtis Hoier

 

Teaching since 2016

Currently Teaches: Algebra I, Honors Pre-Calculus

Curtis Hoier started teaching at Dana Hills in 2019. He is originally from Albuquerque, NM and earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico Tech. He has three years of experience as a Project Engineer and two years of teaching experience at a private school, where he taught Math and Physics. He earned his Teaching Credential in Math from California State University, Fullerton. When not in the classroom, he volunteers at his church, either in the Children’s Ministry or playing violin on the worship team. He and his lovely wife have two very rambunctious boys.

Polly Hwang

Polly Hwang

Corrine Jacobs

Corrine Jacobs

Teaching Since 2006

Currently teaches: Intro Statistics, Online Algebra I, Online Algebra II and Online Algebra II Honors

Corrine Jacobs earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Cal State Fullerton, and her Master's of Mathematics Education from Cal State Long Beach. She has been teaching at Dana Hills since the beginning of her teaching career, and also enjoyed coaching girls swim for a few years. Mrs. Jacobs lives in Mission Viejo with her husband. In her free time, Mrs. Jacobs enjoys swimming, running, camping with friends, and gardening in her yard. 

 

Alana Rice

Alana Rice

Michael A Rigby

Mike Rigby

Matt Rosa

Matt Rosa

Matt Rosa earned his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the University of Redlands.  He stayed around the U of R to fulfill a 2 year graduate assistant coaching position for the Men’s/Women’s Water polo and Men’s/Women’s Swimming teams.  In that time he completed his Masters degree in Education.  In 2002, Mr. Rosa started teaching mathematics and coaching water polo/swimming at Dana Hills.  He has taught AP Statistics, Algebra II, Geometry, Algebra I, and physics in his time at DH.  He has also followed his passion for coaching by serving as the head coach of the boys/girls water polo teams and the boys swimming team.  He lives in Dana Point with his wife and 2 kids (1 son and 1 daughter).  He enjoys spending time with the family, going to the beach and taking the dog for walks to the park.

John Rosser

John Rosser

Jake Schwartzberg

Jake Schwartzberg

Jake Schwartzberg grew up in Tucson, Arizona where he attended the University of Arizona (Go Cats!! Bear Down!!), graduating with a double major in Mathematics and History. After a short career in the Aero-Space Industry, Schwartzberg began teaching high school mathematics. He has taught every class within his department and still enjoys standing and delivering. He hopes to conclude his teaching career with 4 or 5 more years of service then he will begin his final career...SuperHero.

Nicholas Smith

Nic Smith

Nic Smith earned his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011, and a Masters in Teaching from University of California, Irvine in 2016. He is a proud Dana alumnus (class of ’07) as is his wife (class of ’09). He re-joined the pod in 2016 as a member of the math department, and since that time has taught everything from Algebra I remediation to AP Calculus, and just about everything in between. Whatever level he is teaching, Mr. Smith believes in cultivating curiosity and critical thinking as keys to successful math learning. Mr. Smith is also the head girls’ cross country coach, a role he has held since 2018. Mr. Smith and his wife live in San Juan Capistrano where they have no dogs and no kids (yet), and in his spare time enjoys going to the beach with his wife, running long distances, and watching his beloved Los Angeles area sports teams. In the summer months, he is a California State Lifeguard.

Elizabeth Swenson

Liz Swenson

Tiffany Wallace

Tiffany Wallace

Tiffany Wallace earned her BA in 1994 from UCI, teaching credential in 1997 and then years later, while teaching and coaching water polo and swimming, she went back to school and received her Masters in Education 2005 at Cal State San Marcos.  In 1997, Mrs. Wallace started her math and coaching career at DHHS and has been teaching in the Math department for 23 years. Currently, she is also the assistant varsity boy’s water polo coach. In her spare time, Mrs. Wallace loves to travel and spend time with her family and 3 fur children.