MTA Board Members


The Board


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Therese Lahart



Thomas Wegesin

Thomas has been teaching at DeLaSalle Institute since 2003.  He received a Bachelors degree in both mathematics and history from Lewis University and earned his Masters of Mathematical Education from DePaul University in 2009.  Thomas has been an MTA board member since 2012 and President of the MTA since 2015.

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Marynell Begeske

Marynell is a product of Chicago Area Catholic Education.  She attended St. Nicholas of Tolentine Grade School, Queen of Peace High School, St. Xavier University, where she earned her BS with a major in mathematics and a minor in education, and earned her MA in math education at DePaul University.  Marynell was honored the Heart of the School Award by the Chicago Archdiocese while teaching math at Longwood Academy and has been teaching math at Providence Catholic High School since 1999. 

Joseph Large


Jeff Nicholson



Roger Finnell

Roger has been the Mathematics Department chair at Fenwick High School since 1974.  The longest ranking member of the MTA board, he has served since 1968.  Roger also acts as the AA Division Statistician for the Illinois State Math Contest.  He has held this post since 1985.


Tim Ebrom

Tim is a native of the northwest side of Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he received his B.S. in Teaching of Mathematics.  He has been a member of the mathematics department at Saint Patrick High School since 2011, and received his M.S. in Pure Mathematics from DePaul University in 2016.

Ruston Broussard

Ruston serves as the Math Department Chair at Saint Ignatius College Prep.  Ruston started teaching in 2003 after completing his B.S. in Mathematics at Loyola University New Orleans.  Ruston completed a M.Ed in Secondary Education at the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and Loyola University Chicago in 2011.  Ruston has also worked at Loyola Academy and Christ the King Jesuit College Prep.

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Andrew Reuland

Andrew started teaching in 1999 after completing his B.S. in Mathematics at University of Notre Dame.  Andrew holds masters degrees in Secondary Education and Instructional Leadership and defended his dissertation in School Administration in 2012.  Andrew has worked at St. Rita High School, Chicago Academy for the Arts, Fenwick High School, and CICS Northtown Academy. He currently serves as the Math department chair at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School.

Don Krystof