Middle School Supported Classroom (MS-MSC)
Welcome to Mohawk's Middle School Supported Classroom (MS-MSC) This is a program that supports students with specific needs--be it educational, social/emotional, or a combination. We have a staff of five dedicated individuals (3 paraprofessionals, 1 teacher, and 1 clinician) that work hard to meet the needs of the students that we serve.
About the staff
Caron Bromberg, Paraprofessional:
Caron Bromberg has been a paraprofessional at Mohawk for 18 years. She has worked in various programs throughout the school district, with a recent specific focus on supporting middle school students. Prior to joining us at Mohawk Regional School District, Caron was a preschool teacher for 5 years at the Ashfield Community Preschool. Caron received her Bachelor's degree in Education from Westfield State College, and continues to expand her expertise through professional development courses during the school year. Caron enjoys spending time with her family and gardening.
Tiffany Henry, Paraprofessional:
Tiffany Henry has been a paraprofessional in the MSC program for 5 years, and is passionate about helping students achieve to their fullest potential. Tiffany completed her Associate's Degree at Greenfield Community College in Health Science, and is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree in the area of Applied Psychology at Umass UWW, in Amherst. Tiffany's experience with students in the MSC program has helped her on her current journey to becoming a licensed children's counselor. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her dog Bentley, and exploring the outdoors of Western Massachusetts.
Tom Massa, Paraprofessional:
Tom is a young (ha-ha) Vietnam Era veteran grandparent whom enjoys coaching and playing sports, along with being a successful small (but wishful large) grower and farmer.
Sari Pace, Clinician:
Sari Pace is so excited to join our team this year as the new MSC Clinician for Mohawk! She recently relocated from Northern California to grow some roots in Western Mass. Sari comes to us from a therapeutic middle/high school that utilized art therapy, wilderness therapy, and a focus of partnering with students and family to support academic success. As a Board Certified Art Therapist, Sari brings her passion of working with today's youth through verbal and creative avenues to support each student in the journey toward emotional well being.
Angela Schatz, Special Education Teacher:
This is Angela's fourth year teaching at Mohawk. Prior to Mohawk, she worked in other schools in Massachusetts, Vermont, South Carolina, and the Bahamas. Angela has taught Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, SCUBA, ELA, and coached track. Angela received her Bachelor's Degree from Wheelock College, Master's from UMASS Amherst, and other certifications through The Collaborative in Northampton. When not working, Angela enjoys outdoor adventures with her expanding family and running.