Thursday, August 30, 2012

Please Welcome our new teachers to Parker Middle School

Our new teachers are:
Daniel Shanahan, Grade 7 Health at Parker and Coolidge – Costa and Martinson Teams For the past four years Dan has worked as a K-6 PE/Wellness Teacher in Boxborough, MA M. Ed. in Educational Administration from AIC and an undergraduate degree from the University of Maine in Kinesiology Physical Education
Sarah Gilbert, Grade 8 Earth and Space Science – James Team – Room 212 Program Director for Dynamy, Inc. an experiential gap year program for 17-22 year olds. Experience teaching grades 5-7 in Detroit, MI at Michigan Technical Academy and Marilyn F. Lundy Academy. M. Ed. from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree from SUNY Syracuse in Forest Ecosystem Science
Noreen Rogers, Grade 8 Spanish – Olivo Team – Room 210 Experience teaching Spanish to grades 7-8 at Athens Middle School in Athens, Ohio and has spent this past year at BC completing her graduate work. MAT from Boston College in Hispanic Studies, completed a double major in Spanish Education and English Education with a minor in English degree from Ohio University.
Amanda Tetreault, Grade 8 French – Olivo Team – Room 210 Last year Amanda was the French teacher at Wilmington Middle School. Completed her undergraduate degree in French, with a minor in Middle School Education and is half way through the Master’s program at Merrimack College.
Julie Passeri, Grade 6 ELA – Merrill Team – Room 219 Several years’ experience coaching soccer and teaching seventh grade ELA in Rockport and Marblehead. MAT and undergraduate degrees from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. in Art History and English
Megan Kiser, Grade 6 ELA – Walsh Team – Room 119 Experience working as a Site Coordinator and Outdoor Educator for Nature’s Classroom in Becket and Charlton, MA. Completed her student teaching and Field Work at Kennedy, and High Rock Middle School in Natick and Needham, MA. M. Ed. from Lesley University, completed her undergraduate degree in English with a minor in Psychology at the University of Missouri - Columbia
Andrea Baer has been an inclusion specialist and an elementary teacher in Lawrence for the past 15 years. Andrea holds an undergraduate degree in Elementary and Special Education from Providence College and a graduate degree from Lesley University in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Literacy. We feel very fortunate to have such a talented group join the Parker Community.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back to School at Parker - 08/29

Students arrive promptly before the bell rings for day 1
There are few things better than 8th grade lunch...