BFMS 8th Grade Team
ABOUT THE TEAM...
Adrienne Long, Science
Ben Jerome-Lee, Social Studies
Hi! My Ben Jerome-Lee and this is my third year at BFMS and eighth overall working as an educator. I've been fortunate enough to teach in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Southeast Asia. After receiving two degrees from Quinnipiac University in History and Communications, I later received my Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Vermont and have been working with middle schoolers ever since.
Throughout the year, starting with the Reconstruction and going up to present-day, we will be studying how different economic, political, and social developments impacted the human experience both domestically and abroad. Using our study of various facets of American history as a mechanism, I hope to enable and empower students to see the connection between America's past and America's present.
Outside of school I like to hike, ski, coach, provide respite care through HCRS, and play softball as well as scrabble
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello hello, my name is Jorge and this is my first year at BFMS and fourth as a teacher. I studied in New York, first at New York University earning a Bachelor's degree from in History, and then receiving a Master's in Special Education from Long Island University -Brooklyn. I am currently a 7th and 8th grade special education teacher at BFMS.
Outside of school I like to play board games.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me at jorge,email@example.com
Jim Henderson, Math
Hello, my name is Mr. Henderson. This is my first year teaching mathematics at Bellows Falls Middle School and my 25th year teaching at both the middle and high school levels. My philosophy of education is to meet the needs of each student and guide them to reach their true potential through developing a growth mindset…In my spare time I enjoy spending time fly fishing, skiing, hiking, paddling, and gardening.
Amanda Theberge, English Language Arts
Greetings! My name is Amanda Theberge. This is my 5th year teaching at Bellows Falls Middle School and my 2nd as our 8th grade ELA teacher. I have previously taught in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Virginia. I have a BA in English and an MAT in Secondary Education from Clark University and an MEd in Literacy Leadership from George Mason University.
In my free time I enjoy reading YA and middle grade fiction, baking, archery, and board games.
In 8th grade ELA, students will complete read Gothic horror, The Hunger Games, and The Diary of Anne Frank (play version, with excerpts from her journal). We will also be reading shorter texts and poems as a part of each unit. We will be writing narrative fiction, persuasive essays, and informational texts.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.