AK Math Academy

Helping 4th through 7th grade students to excel in math!

Michael Bauzon

The mathematics chair at Lumen Christi High School, Michael studied mathematics and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from UAA in 2007. A short time later, he decided to pursue graduate studies and earned a M.A. in secondary mathematics instruction from the University of Alaska Southeast.  

Michael is currently teaching Algebra, Geometry, 8th Grade Science, Trigonometry, and Precalculus. 

Working hard, setting high expectations, and having a positive learning attitude are standards Michael would like his students to have in and out of the classroom. 

Michael is an avid outdoorsman who lists riding his ATV, hiking and hunting as favorite activities. 


Jeanette Troup

Jeanette is a Master's certified, highly qualified educator with nine years of teaching experience within the Anchorage School District. She currently teaches 6th grade level math and knows how important it is for students to develop a strong foundation of basic mathematical understanding. Math is one of her favorite subject areas and she is passionate about making learning fun and meaningful for her students.

Jeanette is a very well-rounded person of many interests: 

  • hiking with her dog, Maggie

  • leading her book club

  • painting

  • teaching other teachers at the Anchorage School District Teacher's Academy


Jessica Jones and Danie Hesson

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Jessica (right) has a Masters in math instruction from University of Alaska Southeast and has been teaching for 11 years.  She has taught 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th grades.  A highly qualified teacher, she is currently teaching 5th grade at Williwaw Elementary.  She shares her passion for math to her students everyday!

This will be her third year teaching at the AK Math Academy.  The kiddos love her!!

She loves all things Alaska: hiking, camping and enjoying the wonderful Alaskan summers.

Danie (left) has a tremendous amount of teaching experience!  She has spent a total of 19 years teaching in various capacities in the Anchorage School District.  She taught eight years ELL, nine years as a special education teacher and is currently teaching 1st grade at Williwaw Elementary school.  Like Jessica, this year will be Danie's third year teaching at the AK Math Academy. 

Danie enjoys hiking, camping and just about everything!!

She has two dogs:  Bo & Aero that keep her busy when she isn't teaching.