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

Jackie Armich - 309-698-7595 -

Jackie Armich received her B.S. in Mathematics Education from Illinois State University in 2002. She is originally from Bradley, Illinois. She began her career at EPCHS in 2004. In 2011 she received her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Illinois State University. Jackie has also worked as an advisor for National Honor Society and is a member of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Geometry is her favorite type of mathematics. When not working, Jackie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and crafting.

Kelly Ciocca - 309-698-7540 -

Kelly Ciocca graduated from Illinois State University in 1993. She began her first math teaching job immediately after graduation at Morris High School. After several years, she left Morris to use her mathematics and education skills in the business world working for a few companies in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Chicago in their finance and education departments. Moving to Morton in 2011 with her husband (of 19 years) and 3 children (currently senior, sophomore, and 8th grader), she began working for the Morton school district part-time as a teacher in the elementary and high school buildings. This is Mrs. Ciocca's first year at EPCHS and she is super excited to be a Raider!

Tamara Coughlon - 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.

Joe Hruban - 309-698-7546-

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.

Math Resources

Resources coming soon!