As a department we strive to meet the needs of a variety of students in a diverse socio-economic culture. One of our top priorities is to adequately prepare both college bound students and students who will enter the work force following graduation. Placement at the freshman level is made to accommodate all students for success throughout their high school mathematics careers. Course offerings begin with Regular Algebra 1 a and continue through Calculus.

We are also currently making changes in our curriculum to align classes with the Common Core Standards. Using these standards as a guide, we expect to promote rigor and relevance in all mathematics courses offered. Through implementation of the Common Core Standards we will also encourage students to use higher order thinking skills in their work.

Math Staff

Tamara Coughlon (Lead Teacher) - 309-698-7548 -

Tami Coughlon is a math teacher at East Peoria High School. She teaches Regular, Academic, and Enriched Algebra 2. She has been at EPCHS since August of 1994.

Jimmy Piad - 309-698-7526-

I am originally from a suburb south of Chicago called Midlothian. I graduate with a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Mathematics in Education in 2012 from St. Xavier's University. I started Teaching Delavan Jr/Sr High School that same year until 2019. I am currently working on obtaining my M.S in Mathematics through ISU.

Laura Moore - 309-694-8366 -

Laura Moore joined the math faculty at EPCHS in 2013 after teaching at Brimfield High School from 2010 until 2013. She graduated from Eureka College in 2010 with a B.S. in Mathematics with Teacher Certification and the American College of Education in 2012 with a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction.

Matt Plummer - 309-698-7553 - - Website

I was married to my wife Anissa in 1994 who teaches 3rd grade at Bolin School in East Peoria. I graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in secondary mathematics education in 1995. I began teaching mathematics at East Peoria Community High School in August of 1995. My son Jake was born in 1996 and daughter Haley in 1999. Through my tenure at E.P.C.H.S. I have earned a masters degree in education through Olivet Nazarene University and a masters degree in school administration with a type 75 certificate through St. Xavier University.

Alex Van Winkle - 309-698-7547 -

Graduated from NIU in 1994 and have been teaching mathematics since that same year. I have been at EPCHS since 2002.

Hannah Zachman - 309-698-7551

Hannah Zachman graduated from Illinois State University in 2021 with a B.S. in Mathematics. She is originally from Peoria, IL and began her career at EPCHS in 2021 after student teaching at EP during the 20-21 school year. Hannah is also the Raiderettes Dance Team coach and a Student Council advisor. She plans on pursuing her M.S. in Mathematics in the near future.  

Math Resources

Resources coming soon!