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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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Meet Mr. Richard: PE Teacher

Jonathan was born and raised in New Bedford before recently moving to Fairhaven with his fiance and stepson. He attended New Bedford High School before earning a degree in Physical Education from Bridgewater State University. Jonathan enjoys being active and being

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Meet Ms. Coelho: Literacy Specialist

Ms. Coelho grew up in Lakeville with her parents and younger sister. As a young child she played softball. She also swam competitively for the swim team. She went to Apponequet Regional High School and after graduating went onto Rhode

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Four Alma educators recognized as Master Teachers

Four 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

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Leadership opportunities while still in the classroom

Alexa Teevens Fourth Grade Lead Teacher, 3-4 Academic Dean & Literacy Department Co-Chair Started as Alma’s Literacy Specialist in July 2015  “I worked at a few other urban charter schools before coming to Alma. When I arrived, Will said that he hoped I found

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Meet Dr. Hamilton: Sixth Grade Lead Teacher

Andrew Hamilton was born in Greenfield, Mass, a small western Mass town where there were five generations of his family who ran a small family shoe store. He went to public school and played lots of sports. To earn money, he 

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Meet Nurse Tara

Tara Mitchell was born and raised in New Bedford. She attended Elementary School in New Bedford, followed by Middle and High School in Dartmouth. Nurse Tara graduated from Bristol Community College’s nursing program and became Tara Mitchell, RN. She graduated

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