We are pleased to announce the opening of four new branches for the 2012-2013 school year:
RSM-Wellesley is conveniently located on Washington Street in Wellesley Hills, just off the intersection of Routes 9 and 16.
Opened in 2011, the RSM-Wellesley math school now serves more than 300 students from Wellesley and the surrounding communities of Weston, Newton, Dover, Needham, Wayland, Westwood, Medfield, Lexington and Natick.
As a branch of the Russian School of Mathematics and a campus of RSM-Newton, our mission is to help our K-12 students build a solid math foundation and develop lifelong critical thinking skills. We do this through a combination of great curriculum and exceptional teaching. Being so close to Newton, we are fortunate to be able to draw heavily upon the experienced teaching staff of RSM’s Newton headquarters.
About the Principal
Education: M.S. in Economics, Minor in Education
With a strong leadership and economics background and almost a decade of teaching experience, Ralitsa Dimitrova was a natural choice to help run RSM-Newton. She brings a unique perspective as both a long time RSM-Newton parent as well as a talented teacher and administrator. She works continuously to make sure that RSM-Newton remains dynamic and flexible for all families.
Ralitsa first discovered RSM over seven years ago as a parent. Her two sons, Dimitar and Boris, both attended the school and have found great success as members of the RSM community. The boys' high scores on their SATs, AMC 8, 10, and 12, and AIME qualified them to join the school as math tutors.
About the Director of Administration
Education: Ph.D., Biophysics, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Dessy Nikova is an innovative biophysicist with over 12 years of experience in cutting-edge nano-technologies in the biomedical field. Math was the pivotal element in her graduate studies that enabled her to pursue her passion for discovery and advance her analytical and problem-solving abilities through various research projects including those with MIT and Harvard University.
Throughout her academic career, Dessy has taught a variety of courses, mentored students, and has learned how to rise above mechanical, dry, and routine approaches to create memorable learning experiences.
She joined RSM as a part-time teacher in 2011 and became Director of Administration for RSM-Wellesley in 2012. Dessy brings to her role the pleasure of having watched her own niece and nephew continually advance their math skills through the RSM math program.