Head Coach

Stan Kats

As a student of Brooklyn Tech, Stan was heavily influenced to pursue mathematics by his amazing teacher, Larry Zimmerman. He was a member of the New York City Math Team for four years, being a member of its A Team for two years. After graduating high school, he continued his association with the NYC Math Team by being a coach for the team, assisting with AMC’s and grading competitions like NYSML, ARML and PUMaC. In college Stan competed in the Putnam Competition and received the high score in New York during one of the contests, receiving an award from the MAA. Stan is currently a writer for the NYSML Competition. Stan is currently teaching math at Stuyvesant High School.

Board of Directors

Deanna Abramowitz
Deanna Abramowitz

Deanna Abramowitz was a Mathematics teacher for over 30 years at Francis Lewis High School. She was the coach of the math team and continues to coach the team .She has been an assistant coach of the New York City math team since 1983 and has assisted at ARML and NYSML every year. Deanna was awarded the Alfred Kalfus Distinguished Coaches Award and the NYCIML Service Award.

Jim Cocoros
Jim Cocoros

A mathematics teacher at Stuyvesant Specialized High School, Jim is a two-time recipient of Math For America’s Master Teacher Fellowship, a 2011 winner of the Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics, and an inaugural winner of the Dartmouth Prize for Exceptional Teaching. He has been the head coach of the Stuyvesant math team, and for eight years he was the head coach of the NYC Math Team. Jim’s own educational background includes a degree in Operations Research and Engineering from Cornell and a JD from the University of Chicago.

Lori Leu

Lori was a member of the New York City Math Team throughout her four years in high school. Since she is lucky enough to attend college in the city, she comes back to help with the weekly Friday practices held at Stuyvesant, as well as attend competitions with the team. She reads and watches baseball in her free time, and goes to ARML for the sole purpose of eating ice cream.

Alex Lu

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Brian Sterr

Brian Sterr is a mathematics teacher at Stuyvesant High School, where he helps coach the freshman math team. He started his teaching career with the Peace Corps, spending three years teaching mathematics in Tanzania. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Ripon College and a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from CCNY.