Alma del Mar recognizes two educators as ‘Master Teachers’

NEW BEDFORD – Two educators at Alma del Mar were recently recognized for their mastery in teaching at the K-8 inclusive public charter school located in the North End of New Bedford.

Alma educators are designated as Master Teacher when they exhibit a strong work ethic which contributes to both tangible results today and a lasting impact into the future. Master Teachers are also successful members of our interdependent crew at Alma del Mar — they not only get great results for scholars, they also contribute to our long-term effort by helping the teachers around them to achieve at higher levels.

Master Teachers help to define what Alma is at its best and what we can be for our scholars in the future. Alma del Mar’s Master Teachers for the 2018-2019 school year are Faustina DePina and Bethany Brown.

Faustina DePina came to Alma del Mar in 2011 as a founding Associate Teacher and rapidly grew into the role of Lead Kindergarten Teacher. Every year Alma’s incoming kindergarten population has become increasingly higher needs as well as having a lower exposure to the English language. Every year, Ms. DePina adapts and improves her practice to ensure those needs are met. She also builds strong relationships with each and every parent, speaking to them often in their native tongue and with deep knowledge about each scholar.  

Bethany Brown joined the Alma del Mar team in 2011 as the school’s founding Physical Education teacher. She built Alma’s Physical Education program from the ground up, ensuring that scholars receive a strong technical foundation in key areas of athletics, movement and health. Scholars in Alma’s Physical Education program are also building lifelong habits for physical fitness.

If you would like to teach alongside incredible educators like Alma’s Master Teachers, apply today! Current openings are listed at

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