Mastrangelo wins Promising Practitioner Award

Post date: Mar 7, 2016 2:42:00 PM

Green Mountain Union High School’s Brett Mastrangelo wins the Promising Practitioner Award from the New England League of Middle Schools.

Mastrangelo currently lives in Keene NH but grew up in Millis MA. He studied science education at Keene State College. While student teaching in Walpole the 8th grade science teaching position at Green Mountain opened up which is where he has been ever since. He plans on helping out with the track team this spring since he ran in both high school and college. He has also found a new hobby in rock climbing since we have such a great rock climbing wall in our cafeteria. He hopes to take on more of a coaching roll next fall. Lastly, he is currently pursuing his masters degree at Keene State in education with a focus in curriculum and instruction.

The purpose of this recognition is to honor excellent teachers who are beginning their teaching careers and who are effective middle level educators that provide powerful learning for their young adolescent students.

The specific selection criteria include:

• Enjoys teaching middle level students

• Makes a positive difference in the school

• Fosters community connections

• Seeks professional development and implements innovative ideas

• Meets the needs of individual students, using effective middle level practices such as:

o Incorporating activity-based learning

o Developing a sense of student ownership in their learning

o Integrating higher order thinking

o Fostering curriculum connections

For more info contact NELMS executive Director Jerome Frew c/o Donna Arnold at 978-557-9311.