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Meet Mr. Marko: Office and Data Manager

Mr. Marko grew up in Brewer, Maine, a fantastic community 40 minutes inland of Acadia National park and the Atlantic Ocean — it is across the river from Bangor, Maine, and roughly two hours north of Portland.  He graduated from

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Meet Ms. Silva: Second Grade Lead Teacher

Ms. Silva was born and raised in New Bedford. She went to UMass Amherst for both undergraduate and graduate school. Ms. Silva holds a Bachelors in Psychology/Education and a Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. She

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Meet Ms. Nieves: Fifth Grade Academic Fellow

Alexa Nieves was born in New Bedford. She is 20 years old and graduated from Global Learning Charter Public School with high honors in 2013. She is currently attending Bristol Community College in pursuit of her Nursing Degree. She is

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Meet Ms. Barlow: Dean of Scholar Support

Ms. Barlow grew up in New Canaan, CT and attended New Canaan High School. She attended Colby College in Waterville, ME where she majored in International Studies. After graduation, Ms. Barlow joined Teach For America as a 2010 corps member in

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Meet Ms. Benson: Instrumental Music Teacher

Ms. Benson grew up in Acushnet where she began playing the violin at age nine. In addition to in-school and private lessons, she was a member of the Acushnet Classic Ensemble during summers and the Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestra (now the

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Meet Ms. Goldrick: Grades 6-7 Academic Dean

Ms. Goldrick grew up in Dartmouth, MA and graduated from Dartmouth High School and then from the University of Notre Dame.  Since graduating from college, she went to graduate school in Washington D.C., taught in New Bedford for two years,

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Meet Ms. Camara: Seventh Grade Lead Teacher

Ms. Camara grew up outside of Washington, D.C. in Vienna, Va. but left after high school to attend college at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. After graduation, she spent a few years working in the great steel city of Pittsburgh, Pa,

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Meet Ms. Dennison: K-1 Academic Dean

Ms. Dennison has always loved being in schools, both as a student and as a teacher. She grew up north of Boston in Carlisle, MA, went to high school at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School, and then on to college at

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Meet Ms. Dumel: Fourth Grade Lead Teacher

Ms. Dumel was born and raised in the south shore of Massachusetts. She went to Salem State University for a bachelor’s in Sociology with a minor in Education. For the last year, she has worked as a tutor at Match

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PRESS: Alma welcomes Gail Fortes to Board of Trustees

Alma del Mar welcomes Gail Fortes to Board of Trustees Gail M. Fortes was unanimously voted onto the Alma del Mar Board of Trustees during the board’s meeting on April 29. Ms. Fortes, of New Bedford, is the Executive Director

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