Welcome to the BFA Mathematics Department!


The Mathematics Department has developed a curriculum that is designed to meet the needs of every student at BFA. We offer courses so that each student can take courses that are appropriate for his or her mathematical development.  The courses are carefully sequenced to provide reinforcement of previously learned concepts and sequential development of new material.  Each course has prerequisites that are designed to ensure that every student will have a high probability of success.


Mathematics Department Contact Info:


Richard Berthiaume

Dept Chair / 802.527. 6548 /

Graduated from MVU in 1979
Graduated from UVM in 1983
Worked at Milton from 1983 to 1986
Working at BFA from 1986 to Present
Married for 32 years to wife Melanie
A son Erik and a daughter Mikaela
Have coached soccer, softball, field hockey, and basketball over 1300 games.
Love to play golf
Live in Fairfield.


Luke Cioffi

Teacher / 802.527. 6551 /

1988 BFA Graduate I have been teaching and coaching at Bellows Free Academy since 1992. I have taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, IMP and Pre-Calculus over those years. I was also the Information Technology director at one point. I have taught Algebra I and Pre-Calculus online for VHS and Vermont Virtual Learning Collaborative. Coaching is a passion of mine. I am currently coaching the varsity girls ice hockey team at BFA. I am fortunate to be one of the original coaches of the Comet hockey team. I am also coaching the Freshmen Football team. Family is very important. My wife, Michelle and I have two sons. Kyle is a freshmen at Vermont Tech and Isaac is a senior at Bellows Free Academy. Hobbies and Interests: Coaching, gardening, fishing, photography. Most memorable learning experience: Seeing a student know she/he made progress during the year. Seeing that individual transform into a confident learner.



Skyanna Goodland

Teacher / 802.527. 6543 /

I have been teaching for 13 years and love mathematics for it's beautiful logic.I truly care about each of my students and want everyone to feel better about their relationship with math. I also teach college level mathematics at CCV and started the concurrent enrollment program here at BFA so that students could get college credit for taking Pre-Calculus here at BFA. I grew up in Wasilla, Alaska and met my husband, Taylor Goodland, while teaching in Barrow, Alaska, with the polar bears and icebergs. My husband is also a teacher. He works as a 7th/8th grade math and social studies teacher at Saint Albans Town School. I have three sons, Winter, Whittier and Wrenley.


Tonja Gray

Teacher / 802.527. 6542 /

I am a native of St. Albans, Vermont and a 1987 graduate of BFA. Away from school, I am very interested in animal rights and gardening. I am also a Reiki Master.


Greg Hunter

Teacher / 802.527. 6540 /
Keith Jackson

Teacher / 802.527. 6548 /

I was born in Wisconsin and then my father joined the Air Force right away. We moved to Idaho for three years, England for three years, and then New Mexico for 12 years. I graduated from Clovis High School, in Clovis, New Mexico and then went to Texas Tech for a year. I joined the U. S. Army for three years and then spent 5 more in the Texas Army National Guard. I worked as an electrician and got my journeyman's license, before getting married and moving to Vermont. When my license did not transfer to Vermont, I decided to go back to UVM and get my teaching degree. I got my teaching degree in 2004 and was hired at BFA. My wife, Brenda, and I have two daughters, Meredith and Lindsey, and a black lab, Myson. I finished my Master's degree in 2014.


Karla Kane

Teacher / 802.527. 6546 /

I was born in St. Albans, VT and raised in Georgia, VT and attended Georgia Elementary/Middle School and BFA St. Albans. I was active in athletics at BFA (soccer, basketball, softball) and was in NHS and student council. After high school, I went to Keene State College in Keene, NH to earn my degree in mathematics education. I also played Division II basketball at Keene State. Upon graduation, I landed my absolute dream job...a return to BFA as a member of the mathematics department. I would not have wanted to teach and coach anywhere else because BFA is a special place full of wonderful people. Currently, I live in Georgia, in what was my childhood home, and very close to my sister and one of my nieces.


Jennifer Parent

Teacher / 802.527. 6545 /
Annelle Pomichter

Teacher / 802.527. 6550 /

I grew up in central New York and moved to Vermont in 1994. I live in Fairfax with my husband, Gary and beagle, Fowler. Both of my children Ben (21) and Emily (19) are attending UVM. I enjoy playing golf in my spare time.


Jana Rheaume

Teacher / 802.527. 6547 /
Mead Sturgeon

Teacher / 802.527. 6548 /





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