High School Mathematics

Matt WolodzkoMatthew Wolodzko (USA) - AP Calculus AB/BC

Matt Wolodzko has a varied background in the field of education. In addition to teaching, he has conducted professional development activities and done educational research. Before joining the NCPA faculty, he was a graduate assistant at the University of North Texas. Matt Wolodzko played two years of varsity, collegiate basketball, is a recipient of the teaching excellence award, and was University Interscholastic League Math Coordinator for Number Sense and Mathematics competitions.

Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), University of North Texas
Master of Arts (Curriculum and Instruction), University of North Texas

John David Barton (USA) – AP Computer Science

John Barton, who goes by David, has been teaching mathematics since 2010. Before embarking on his adventure to China, he taught a variety of math subjects at Clark High School in Las Vegas, Nevada including courses for Clark High School's Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Applied Technology magnet program. Prior to teaching Mr. Barton was an IT specialist, first in the US Marine Corps and then in private industry.

Bachelor of Science (Secondary Education: Mathematics and Physics), University of Nevada Las Vegas

109253 compressedKhaliunaa (Hally) Jugnee (Mongolian) - Integrated Math II/III

Ms. Hally Jugnee did her student teaching at Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, Texas while she was majoring in Mathematics at the University of North Texas. Soon after her college graduation, she joined the teaching staff at Thomas Jefferson High School. From there, she went to Mongolia to teach mathematics at the American International School of Ulanbaatar.  During her six years on the faculty there, she taught all high school mathematics courses including Pre-calculus and AP Calculus AB. She also served as an adviser of the National Honor Society (NHS) for four years at her previous school and is excited to help establish a chapter of the NHS at NCPA. She enjoys singing and badminton on her free time.



Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics), University of North Texas

109425 compressedLeah Wikler (USA) - Integrated Math II/AP Statistics

Leah Wikler is in her 6th year of teaching. Leah started her teaching career at Liberty High School in Henderson, Nevada, where she taught Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and Statistics, including both honors and AP levels. Leah has worked with SAVE Club and coached swimming, and she looks forward to all the new experiences that come with teaching abroad.



M.A. (Teaching), Sierra Nevada College
B.S. (Math), University of Nevada, Reno

109246 compressedMelissa Knutson (USA) - Integrated Math II/AP Statistics

Melissa Knutson is in her tenth year of teaching. Melissa started her teaching career at the Mesa Ridge High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she taught AP Statistics, General Statistics, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Arithmetic Skills and AVID. She taught there for a total of nine years. She has also coached cross country, track, swimming, and volleyball.  Melissa is originally from Wisconsin. She enjoys running, hiking, and playing volleyball and softball.



Master of Education (Education Technology), Grand Canyon University
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Chemistry), University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

109424 compressedWilson Ashton (USA) - Integrated Math III

Wilson Ashton has been teaching mathematics the last four years in both rural and urban high schools in Texas.  He has coached volleyball and soccer at the high school level, and has two coaching licenses from the United States Soccer Federation.  Before coming to China, Wilson lived in Brazil and Peru where he learned Portuguese and Spanish.  He has also worked on nonprofit projects in Guam, Indonesia, Bolivia, and Micronesia.  He is married, and this last year, he welcomed his daughter Alice into the world.



Bachelor of Arts (International Studies), University of Utah
Master of Arts (Public Administration), Brigham Young University