Nancy M. Lang
Titles: Mathematics Instructor, Head Coach, Girls Cross Country
PA Start Date: 1993
PA Class Year: 1983
BA in Mathematics, Cornell
MS in Mathematics, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
I feel energized when I walk into class each day. The enthusiasm, work ethic, and kindness of our students is contagious. I enjoy teaching all levels of math, from algebra I through calculus. My classes are usually arranged in groups, and students learn from each other as they collaborate to solve problems. At every level, we strive to make connections among the algebraic, graphical and numerical approaches to problems, utilizing a balance of technology, paper and pencil, board work, and discussion. I’ve coached girls cross country since I started teaching at Andover in 1993, and I love spending the fall afternoons with my “runner girls.” In 2010, I began a six-year administrative rotation as the Associate Dean of Faculty. In this role I am genuinely honored to work with my remarkable colleagues on the Phillips Academy faculty; I particularly enjoy working very closely with our wonderful Teaching Fellows. I live on campus with my husband, Corbin Lang, instructor in mathematics, and our three children. I enjoy skiing, trail running and hiking – especially with my children!