About Mr. Lass

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

I am thrilled to (re)introduce myself as your child's math teacher.  In the weeks and months ahead, I hope we will have the opportunity to meet in person via our Open House and conferences to discuss your child’s mathematical progress.

This will be my ninth year teaching math at Runkle.  By way of background, I changed careers in 2010, having worked in the investment world for 17 years.  Prior to that, I graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Finance, and earned an MBA from Columbia University.  I finished my latest schooling, earning an Masters in Teaching from Simmons College with a focus on middle school mathematics, in 2010.  

I play several musical instruments and regularly incorporate music and art into the math curriculum. I also try to combine my experience using mathematics to analyze investment and business situations with academic math to create an interesting and fulfilling experience for all my students.

In addition to teaching mathematics, I spend a great deal of time with Runkle students coaching both girls' basketball and the MathCounts competitive math team.

Best regards,

Eric Lass