“What’s Happening in Our High School Classrooms Today”

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Date/Time
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 7:30 pm

Location
Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA

Experience what a 2017 high school classroom is like from three current teachers in biology, history and English at North Andover High School. In a panel discussion of their experiences as they discuss their curriculum, meeting the individual needs of the student and required mandates from outside sources, you will get a glimpse of what the high school classroom is like today.

Bennett Ahearn from East Kingston, N.H., is currently teaching Biology and Forensic Science and got his B.S. in Environmental Science from Montana State University and Master’s in Education from Gordon College. He enjoys blacksmithing and woodworking.

Brian Sheehy has been teaching 10 years and is currently teaching AP European History and in the past taught U.S. History, Global Thought and World Civilization II. He holds two Master’s degrees, one from Salam State University and another from Endicott College in Athletic Administration. He is also an accomplished sports and baseball aficionado who uses his baseball knowledge to develop curriculum and teaches U.S. History through baseball.

Keri Caffrey-Zwinggi is currently teaching an interdisciplinary class for freshman along with American Literature for juniors and Journalism. She holds a B.A. in English and an M.A in Secondary Education English from University of Massachusetts-Lowell and earned her CAGS in Administration from Salem State University and serves as the facilitator for the English Department. She has mentored student teachers from the Merrimack College.

Ed Martin and Bill Schirmer, who are residents at Edgewood, with their background in education from public schools and private schools, will act as moderators and give the audience opportunities to ask questions.

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