Middle School Supported Classroom (MS-MSC)

Overview:

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 teacher

Hello students and families. My name is Angela Schatz, and I am a graduate of Mohawk. After Mohawk, I attended Wheelock College, where I received my B.S. in Human Development with a concentration in Elementary Education. After that, I received my M.S. in Special Education through Umass Amherst, and and completed a certificate program to receive certification in the area of Elementary School Principal.

In regards to teaching experience, my first teaching position was here at Mohawk, in the Walnut Hill Program. I taught middle school math, ELA, social studies, technology, baking, and art. After that, I was the substantially separate early education teacher at Hawlemont Elementary School. Next came two years at R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston, South Carolina, where I co-taught Algebra II, Geometry, Algebra I, acted as the special education liaison for a caseload of 19 high school students, and coached track. South Carolina was lovely, but too hot, so I then returned to Massachusetts, and worked as a special education teacher at J.F.K Middle School in Northampton. Two years later, the opportunity of a lifetime arose, and I moved to the remote island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. There I taught math, ran the student support program, led the Eco-Club, and co-taught SCUBA at the Deep Creek Middle School. In 2014, I moved back to the United States and was a middle school special education teacher at the Brattleboro Area Middle School for a year before arriving full circle back at Mohawk.

I'm excited to be teaching in an evolving school that supports all learners.