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List School Teacher List | 2016-2017
       
Subject | Teacher | WebPage Grade Room
Math  
  Kathleen White 8 2A 46 | Lead Teacher
  Jennifer Pizzo 6 1A 48 | Challenger
  Kaitlyn Wechsler 6 1A 08 | Enterprise
  Jane Bradley 7 Float | RES
  Rachel Carroll 7 2A 30
  Angela Lavoie 7 2A 29
  Kristina Jellen Agarwal 7 1A 51 | Challenger
  Helena Diamond Carritte 7 2A 27
  Steve Federico 7 1A 33 | Atlantis
  Danielle Jolly 7 Float | RES | Enterprise
  Alex White 7 2A 28
  Ann Dean 8 2A 45
  Eleni Doulis 8 2A 47
  Alyssa Gerry 8 Float | RES
  Caileen Moran 8 1E 01 | Support
  Alian Purba 8 2A 44
  Joseph Masucci 6 | 7 | 8 1B 19 | Voyager
  Karen Lohnes 6 | 7 | 8  2A 40 | Discovery
Kathleen White Classroom
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Breed Kathleen White
Lead Teacher
8
2A 46
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I began teaching at Breed Junior High School in 1999 as a permanent substitute, teaching School to Work.  The following year, using my Kindergarden to grade 8 certification, I began teaching seventh grade math.  After three years, I began to teach grade 8 math and algebra.  Except for one year of looping from grade 7 to 8, I have remained in that position.

My undergraduate degree is from Bridgewater State College.  I have a Certificate in Accounting and a Masters in Middle School Math, both from Salem State College.  I have passed the Middle School Math, High School Math and ELL MTEL tests and currently hold certifications in Math from grade 1 through High School as well as ELL. 

I am very excited about the new curriculum being introduced this year.  I think the Common Core will demand all of us to have higher expectations.

Jennifer Pizzo Classroom
SP SP SP SP
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Breed Jennifer Pizzo
Atlantis
6
1A 33
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Kaitlyn Wechsler Classroom
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Breed Kaitlyn Wechsler
Enterprise
6
1A 08

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My name is Kaitlyn Wechsler and I teach 6th grade math in the Atlantis cluster.  I earned my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Math from Lesley University.  I am currently finishing up my Master’s degree from Lesley University in Moderate Disabilities PK-8.  I am licensed in Elementary Education (1-6) and Middle School Math (6-8).

This year in math we will be covering a variety of topics starting with rates and ratios, moving into factors and multiples, absolute value, data, variables, equations, inequalities and finishing off the year with geometry.  My focus is to have the students master the material, enough so that they can explain in words the work they are doing.  My hope is that by the end of the school year students will have a new understanding of math, a realization that math is all around them every day in many areas of their daily lives.

Students are expected to have with them in class every day their math notebook, folder, agenda book and pens/pencils.  Without these supplies they will be unable to fully participate in class and will miss valuable information.  Participation, preparation, and organization are keys to being successful in math this year.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  I look forward to a great year!
Jane Bradley Classroom
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Breed Jane Bradley
RES
7
Float
 
 
Rachel Carroll Classroom
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Breed Rachel Carroll 7
2A 30
 
 
Angela Lavoie Classroom
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Breed Angela Lavoie
6
2A 29
 
My name is Angela Lavoie, and I am the sixth grade math teacher for the Atlantis Cluster. I am a graduate of UMass, Amherst and this is my third year teaching at Breed. The math curriculum this year is focused on the Common Core. Students are working toward mastering topics including, rate and ratio, factors and multiples, fractions, percents, absolute value, coordinate plane, data, variables, algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities, and geometry.

I expect my students to come to class prepared with pencils, a math notebook and folder. Students are assigned homework regularly and their assignments should be written down in their agenda books. Students are expected to complete nightly homework so they do not fall behind, and so they will be able to participate in class. Most homework assignments are given to reinforce the topics in class the day they are given and then used the following day for an activity. I hope to engage students and help them gain an understanding of how math is used in our everyday lives. Mondays are my night back for extra help but I am after school regularly and encourage anyone who may be struggling to come for additional help whenever they can. I have high expectations for my students and look forward to a very successful year.
Kristina Jellen Agarwal Classroom
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Breed Kristina Jellen Agarwal
Challenger
7
1A 51
 
 
Helena Diamond Carritte Classroom
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HD Helena Diamond Carritte 7
2A 44
 
I am Helena Diamond Carritte and I teach math in an inclusion setting for grade seven. I recently earned my Masters in Middle School Mathematics and am looking forward to earning another in teaching ESL.

With the new Common Core Curriculum our students are discovering math concepts with much more depth and rigor. So far, students have been emerged in working with irrational and rational numbers while learning the skills needed to help further their ability to work much deeper in upcoming topics such as statistics, geometry and pre-algebra.

In addition to student expectations on a school wide level, I ask that my students come to class prepared, on time, and ready to learn. I also encourage my students to stay after school if they have additional questions about previous lessons and activities. I try my best to make myself available most days after school to help with student learning.

Each quarter students will be given a Math project to be done outside of class. I allow 2 to 3 weeks for this assignment to be completed. It will align with the topic being discussed at that time and tie into as many real world connections as possible. I believe this helps in assessing what students have learned in a more engaging and creative outlet.

Steve Federico Classroom
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Breed Steve Federico
Atlantis
7
1A 33
 
 
Daniell Jolly Classroom
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Breed Danielle Jolly
RES | Enterprise
7
Float
 

 

Alex White Classroom
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AW Alex White 7
2A 28
 
My name is Alex White and I teach 2 pre-algebra classes and 3 7th grade math classes here at Breed Middle School. 

With the new Common Core Curriculum our students are discovering math concepts with much more depth and rigor.  The curriculum at Breed covers a wide array of topics including ratios and rates, proportions, arithmetic of rational numbers, statistics, solving equations and inequalities, and 2D/3D geometry.
In addition to student expectations on a school wide level, I ask that my students come to class prepared, on time, and ready to learn. Homework is given 3-4 times a week and is designed to reinforce concepts learned in class. I expect all assignments to be completed on time.  Students should also have a pencil for every class period.

Our curriculum focuses on real world problem solving, so we will use our knowledge for a project each quarter throughout the year. Each project will have a due date between 1 and 2 weeks after it is assigned.  It will align with the topic being discussed at that time and tie into as many real world connections as possible.  This project will be in place of a test on that unit to help assess what students have learned in a more engaging and creative outlet.
Ann Dean Classroom
SP SP SP SP
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Breed Ann Dean 8
2A 45
 
 
Eleni Doulis Classroom
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Breed Eleni Doulis 8
2A 47
 
 
Alyssa Gerry Classroom
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Breed Alyssa Gerry
RES
8
Float
 
 
Caileen Moran Classroom
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Breed Caileen Moran
Support
8
1E 01
 
 
Alian Purba Classroom
SP SP SP SP
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Breed Alian Purba 8
2A 44
 

 

Joseph Masucci Classroom
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Breed Joseph Masucci
Voyager
6 | 7 | 8
1B 10
 
 
Karen Lohnes Classroom
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Breed Karen Lohnes
Discovery
6 | 7 | 8
2A 40
 
 

Breed's Math Saturday School Rocks! | April 2014

Breeds' Math Team

Math Team meets after school from 2:30 to approximately 3:15 (earlier if necessary).   We will be working hard each afternoon of practice solving mathematical problems.  Five times during the year we will be competing against other schools in mathematics.  Bus transportation will be provided between Breed Middle School and the site of the competition.  Permission slips will be sent home for a signature prior to the match.

Breed Middle School is very fortunate to be able to support two math teams each of which is composed of many students.  Although only 20 per team are allowed to go to the meets, with 10 per team competing against the other schools, numerous students are encouraged to attend practices.  This promotes healthy competition and a comfortable, enriching, learning environment.

Math Team advisors are Mrs. Kathie White and Ms. Alex White.  Mrs. White is in her third year of coordinating the Math Team, while Ms. White begins her fourth season.  Each teacher brings a unique perspective to math team, solving problems from different perspectives. 


2013-2014 Archive:

Both Breed Math Teams beat Marshall yesterday, while one team beat both Pickering teams.  Both teams were wonderful! Caitlin Wilson scored 2 points, with Cheyenne Porcher, Sydney St. Ives and Louis Brooks scoring 4 points apiece. Tyler Pres scored 6 points and Raymi Ramirez  helped to anchor Team 2 with eight points. The big scorer again was Emily Lao with 12 points!  Emily Lao also took home the certificate for the most points scored by ANY grade 8 student!  (so there, M’head and Swampscott!!!)  This was a true team effort, with all team members contributing!  We were very proud of everyone!  Ms. White and Mrs. White want to thank the math teachers for preparing their students and the entire faculty for their support!

Dates of Practice Dates of Meets
October | October | Marblehead M.S.
November | November | Snow Date: | Swampscott
December |                   
January | January | Snow Date: 1/17 | Pickering
February |  February | Snow Date: 2/28 | Marblehead
March |    
April | April | Breed

NBA Math Hoops

Math Hoops Mrs. White’s math classes at Breed Middle School have been chosen to pilot the NBA Math Hoops game!

NBA Math Hoops leverages the influence of the NBA and WNBA amongst our nation's youth to generate excitement for learning math. NBA Math Hoops has formed partnerships with the National Basketball Association and Hasbro Games to create an innovative, fast-paced, competitive simulated basketball board game, which teaches and applies important fundamental math skills. Students use real-world NBA and WNBA player data to compete against classmates in timed, simulated basketball games.

I am very excited about this game as are my students.  When they say real-world NBA and WNBA players, they mean it!  The students draft a team, using Rajon Rondo, Maya Moore, Diana Taurasi, Lebron James, Dwight

Howard, Pau Gasol, and others.  It’s great!  The students use the player’s card which has their picture on the front and their statistics on the back.  We will eventually use a shot clock which sounds like the real NBA horn!
The students are excited about it.  I am excited about it.  My dream would be for Rajon Rondo to come and see the student involvement in this endeavor.  I know he loved math in school and still does, so that would be a real inspiration for my students.



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