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Hello! I am Ms. O'Connell, a Mathematics and Computer Programming teacher at Somerville High School in Somerville, MA. 
 
Please feel free to email at any time: moconnell@k12.somerville.ma.us.

Please come see me after school in room 114 for math help or just to visit.

To see details about your class, click on its link in the upper left corner of this web site.

To see your current grades at Somerville High School, go here.

To find out more about my credentials, please check out my resume here:
 

Margaret M. O'Connell
email:    moconnell@k12.somerville.ma.us
class web site:     https://sites.google.com/site/mmocmath/




EDUCATION
    Harvard University

            M.Ed., Teacher Education, Mathematics, 2011

    Boston College
            M.A., Mathematics, 1985
            B.A., Mathematics, 1983 
            member, Pi Mu Epsilon US honorary mathematics society

    Massachusetts Licensure (MA #453037)
            Mathematics, 8-12, Professional
            ESL, 5-12, Initial
            Sheltered English Immersion - Teacher, Endorsement

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
    Somerville High School (Somerville, MA), 9/13 - present
            Math and Computer Science Teacher:

                Teach various Math courses and 3 Computer Science electives (Exploring Computer Science, Intro to Robotics, Intro to Hardware Engineering)
            Coding Club Advisor.

    Lynn English High School (Lynn, MA), 9/11 - 6/13
            Math Teacher:
                Taught 5 SEI Math Classes to students in grades 9-12
  • SEI Algebra A/SEI Geometry A
  • SEI Algebra 1
  • SEI Algebra 2
  • SEI MCAS Prep
  • SEI Geometry    
    Clarence R. Edwards Middle School (Boston, MA), 9/10 – 5/11
            Math Teacher Intern:
  • Taught grade 8 mathematics. Lead teacher for 3 blocks of CMP Pre-Algebra (approximately 80 students). Co-lead for 1 block of CME Algebra 1.
  • Designed and implemented MCAS-prep curriculum for Extended Learning Time students.
  • Helped teachers with technology needs including laptop and projector setup and use of the newly acquired eInstruction CPS clicker and Mobi Interactive whiteboard systems.
    Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy (Cambridge, MA), 7/10 – 8/10
            Robotics Teacher Intern:
Developed and team-taught a high-school robotics course to a diverse group of students enrolled in the Academy for either remediation or enrichment opportunities.

    Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA), 7/83 – 5/85
            Math Teaching Fellow:
Took primary responsibility for preparing curriculum, teaching, and grading in freshman calculus classes offered through the Mathematics Department.

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
    IBM Corporation (Cambridge, MA), 3/96– 5/10

    Software Architect
  • Software Architect and developer on several software products. The most recent was LotusLive.com, a suite of business networking and collaboration cloud-based services.
  • Co-author on 6 United States Patents.https://patents.google.com/?inventor=Margaret+M.+O%27Connell
  • Recipient of an IBM “Outstanding Technical Achievement” award.
  • Extensive team leading and mentoring experience.
  • Participant in IBM volunteer network that worked with Boston and Cambridge schools to encourage middle- and high-school girls’ interest in technology, math, and science.
    ICONICS, Inc. (Foxborough, MA), 2/93 – 2/96
    Software Engineer

    Pentagram Software (Norwood, MA), 5/89 – 1/93
    Software Engineer

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA), 3/88 – 2/89
    Research Scientist, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

    LFE Corporation (Clinton, MA), 1/86 – 2/88
    Software Engineer, Process Control Division

VOLUNTEER WORK
    Rosie's Place, Boston, MA
  • Worked weekly on the dinner shift and driving the shuttle van, and monthly on the overnight shift, for many years at local shelter for homeless women and children.
  • Served terms as President, Treasurer, and general member of the Board of Directors of Rosie's Place.