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Meet Mr. Jacome: Sixth Grade Lead Teacher

Mr. Jacome (or Mr. J, as many call him) was born in Fall River, and lived in South Coast Massachusetts his entire life. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a degree in History and Religious studies. Mr.

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Meet Ms. Kozak: Fifth and Sixth Grade Science Teacher

Ms. Kozak grew up in Boston after immigrating from Poland at the age of six. She has spent much of her life teaching kids in outdoor settings, both as the director of an all-girls summer camp that serves low-income girls and

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Meet Mr. Matzdorff: Lead Physical Education Teacher

Mr. Matzdorff is a native of Groton, CT — the “submarine capitol of the world.” He graduated from Liberty University in Virginia with a degree in Kinesiology with a teacher licensure. While at Liberty, he met and married the love of

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Meet Ms. Ouimet: K-1 Academic Dean and K-3 Math Specialist

Ms. Ouimet grew up in Berkley, Massachusetts. She lived in Berkley until she was 14 years old. At this time, her dad received a job transfer to Chicago, Illinois and her entire family relocated there. She went to high school at St.

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Meet Mr. Schaefer: Fourth Grade Lead Teacher

Mr. Schaefer grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts and attended Bishop Stang High School in Dartmouth where he played lacrosse. He attended college at St. John’s University in Queens, New York. Every summer throughout high school and college Mr. Schaefer worked

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Meet Ms. Prego: Fourth Grade Co-Teacher

Ms. Prego grew up in Medfield, MA and went to public school until high school, when she attended Ursuline Academy. She spent a lot of time at sports practice for things like track, soccer and rowing. Ms. Prego has three

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Where would your curiosity and love of learning take you?

Something that makes Alma del Mar a unique place to work is that our teachers are given the opportunity to fuel their passion and deepen their content knowledge.   Where would your curiosity and love of learning take you?   For Kate,

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Meet Ms. Brainard: 4-5 Academic Fellow

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Rachel was born and raised in Middletown, Connecticut and recently moved to New Bedford to teach with her boyfriend, Gabriel. She attended Central Connecticut State University earning a degree in English Literature. Rachel enjoys kayaking and spending time with her

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Meet Ms. Gomes: Office Manager

Jillian Gomes and her son Adrien dressed up as Bob Ross and his painting when they ran in the Providence Monster Dash 5K!

Jillian Gomes is a lifelong New Bedford resident who attended New Bedford Public Schools as well as GNB Voc-Tech where she studied graphic design. After high school she earned her associates degree in liberal arts from the Community College of

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Meet Mr. Baker: Culture Fellow

Mr. Baker was born in Holyoke, MA, and moved to Westborough, MA for high school. He studied International Relations and Political Science at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Mr. Baker became a rock climbing instructor and enjoyed several years of

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