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Meet Ms. Bullock: PE Teacher

Tracy Bullock grew up in Westwood, MA with her 3 sisters and 2 brothers. After graduating from Westwood High School, Tracy decided to go to Wheaton College to play basketball and study Early Childhood Education. After two years, she transferred

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Meet Ms. Sousa: Dean of Culture

Post by Ms. Sousa – Dean of Culture I never intended to be a teacher. Teaching called to me but, to be completely honest, I thought that teaching would be my in between, my way of finding myself. When I

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Meet Ms. Albright: Second Grade Lead Teacher

Abby Albright is originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania. She went to college at the University of California, Los Angeles where she studied Psychology. Some of her favorite things include spending time outdoors, doing yoga, learning new languages, and traveling.    

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Meet Mr. Holck: Third Grade Lead Teacher

Dylan Holck grew up in Superior, Wisconsin, which is a Great Lakes port town near Canada. He spent his early life acting in musicals, racing on the swim team and playing with his five younger siblings. He attended Carleton College,

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Meet Ms. Lorenzen: 6th Grade Lead Teacher

Tina Lorenzen grew up in Leominster, MA as a first generation American and the oldest of 4 children.  Her parents were French Canadian immigrants, from New Brunswick, Canada. She stayed close to home for college, attending Fitchburg State (which was

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Meet Dr. Porter: 6th Grade Lead Teacher

For the past decade, Colin Porter has worked primarily in the areas of university teaching and research, historical and archaeological interpretation, and education reform. He developed a passion for history growing up in Farmington, Connecticut, where he often visited local

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Meet Ms. Sheehan: Director of Operations

Ms. Sheehan grew up in Springfield, MO.  She has two siblings and a baby niece, also named Alice! Her older sister lives in London and her younger brother lives in Chicago so she spends a lot of time on Facetime

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College Ready: Using the PARCC to Get Better

Post by Emily Stainer, Head of School   You know that moment when your mind is totally blown? You are going along quietly and a new fact makes you see something differently for the very first time – BOOM –

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Are you smarter than an Alma 5th Grader?

Post by Will Gardner, Executive Director & Founder I am starting to believe that our exams are finally reaching the level of complexity and difficulty that they need to have in order to be worthy of our hard-working scholars. This

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Alma del Mar featured in ELL case study

Alma del Mar was featured in a multimedia case study about English Language Learners completed by the National Charter School Resource Center. The full case study is available for viewing here: The videos from the case study are included

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