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Maya and Jace at HoffmansHello! My name is John MacDonald and I am a high school special education teacher as well as an English as a Second Language teacher with Hoosick Falls Central Schools.

I began my teaching career at Hoosick Falls back in 1997 as a special education teacher in the high school and after the 2002 school year, I left for a time to raise my daughter and taught evenings for BOCES.It was then that I got certified in teaching English to students whose native language is not English. I travelled to several districts every day and met some wonderful families who were new to the United States.

In 2011, the opportunity arose to come back to Hoosick Falls to teach the wonderful students of Hoosick Falls again and I gladly accepted it.I am so happy to have come full circle and working with a great community and a great group of students. That is certainly one of the things that has not changed over they years!

Besides being a Special Education teacher as well as an ESL teacher with HFCS, I also work with adults learning English as a second language at Capital Region BOCES.  I have met wonderful people from all over the world which has added a different perspective to my teaching at Hoosick Falls.  I have also recently started a running club at Hoosick Falls for grades 4-6.  During my high school years at Catholic Central, I ran Cross Country as well as competed in Track and Field and I hope to lend my experiences to our students here.  Currently, I live in East Greenbush with my wife, daughter, Maya, son, Jace, and cat Paddy.

Week of:   9/25-929

11th Grade Homework                                                                        12th Grade Homework
 English 11 (Coffey): Read Handmaid's Tale to pg.120 by Friday

 English 12 (Machalak):  Work on creative writing short story.
 US History (Coll): Do Common Sense Cover by Thursday.

 Gov't/Economics (Kreiger): Fill in governmental positions, roles, and term limits.
 Forensics (Malikowski):

 Math in Society (Bundrick): 

Community Service:

Hours Required:
Juniors: 15 Hours
Seniors: 15 Hours plus meetings (1 School Board and 2 Town or Village Meetings)
Meetings Required:
Town: Second Monday every month 
Village: Second Tuesday every month (24 Main Street at 6:00)
School Board: Thursday evenings at 7:00 (11/19, 12/7, 1/21, 2/25, 3/17, 4/21, 5/17)