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Our Story

Our Mission: Connecting students, teachers, and schools to resources that increase equitable access to high-quality mathematics education.

Math Medic Foundation (MMF) was founded by Lindsey Gallas and Luke Wilcox in 2021. As classroom teachers for many years, Lindsey and Luke set out to transform math education by creating Math Medic, a website that provides teachers with high-quality lessons and engaging workshops. Through the work of supporting math teachers around the world, they were consistently reminded how some students, teachers, and schools do not have access to resources needed for productive math classrooms. This is why they started the MMF.

Our Impact

We fulfill our mission in three ways:

  • By awarding scholarships to students pursuing math-related endeavors
  • By providing grants to teachers for high-quality professional development
  • By supporting schools that are in need of math-related resources

To find out more the need for math-related support or to read about the impact our scholarships and grants have had on past awardees, check out our work.

Our Promise

The Math Medic Foundation 100% Promise: By covering our operational expenses through private donors and fundraising events, 100% of individual online donations go directly to students, teachers, and schools in need.

Our Team

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Luke Wilcox
Board President

Luke teaches mathematics at East Kentwood High School, the #1 most diverse public school in Michigan. He also co-founded Math Medic, Stats Medic, and Calc Medic - websites that provide teachers with free lessons for all high school math courses. Luke's teaching has been recognized with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and the 2017-2018 Michigan Teacher of the Year. He has a master's degree in mathematics education from Grand Valley State University and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan. Luke is the chief strategy officer of Math Medic.

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Lindsey Gallas
Board Treasurer

Lindsey co-founded Math Medic, Stats Medic, and Calc Medic with Luke in hopes that by supporting teachers they could impact even more students than the ones she saw in her classroom every day. With twelve years of experience teaching secondary mathematics, Lindsey truly believes in the power and potential of public education. Lindsey has a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Math from Grand Valley State University. Lindsey is the chief executive officer of Math Medic.

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Sarah Stecher
Board Secretary

Sarah met Lindsey and Luke while teaching precalculus and AP Calculus at East Kentwood high school. Together they formed Calc Medic. Her mission is to make challenging mathematics content accessible and engaging for students through discovery and collaboration. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a fellow in Stanford University's Hollyhock Fellowship Program, a research-based professional development program aimed at fostering equitable learning opportunities for all students. She is a curriculum designer at Math Medic.

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Peter Grostic, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Pete has been working in the field of education since 2006. He is the Director of Professional Learning at Communications by Design and a former mathematics teacher at Kentwood Public Schools. He also is a Mindful Schools Certified Mindfulness Teacher. He earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University in 2020. He is passionate about using his experience to support students and teachers.

Math Medic Foundation, as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, each year files a Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service to provide information to the public on the organization's finances, public support and activities. As part of its commitment to transparency and accountability, Math Medic Foundation makes available its most recent IRS Form 990. A link to that information is available below.

Fiscal Year 2021 Form 990