R.E.A.C.H. Faculty

  • Grade 6 Team:


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    Ms. Nagan
    Advanced Language Arts


    Favorite Food: Sushi
    Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

     "I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I had an opportunity to work in a first grade classroom.  I enjoyed working with the students and watching them grow as learners.  It was during that experience that I realized the joy of being a teacher."




    Ms. Kostamo  
    Ms. Kostamo



    Favorite Food: Greek
    Favorite Book: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

    "I discovered my passion for reading and history in sixth grade at Lincoln Middle School. That is when I decided that I wanted to be a teacher. I love teaching students about different cultures and helping to expand their horizons."





    Grade 7 Team:


    Dr. Macdonald, REACH Language Arts
    Dr. Macdonald
    Advanced Language Arts



    Favorite Food: The Florida Orange
    Favorite Book: A Naturalist In Florida by Archie Carr

    "I discovered I wanted to teach during graduate school. I was lucky to be mentored by professors whose enthusiasm for research and writing was contagious. With luck, my passion for history and writing will inspire my own students to become lifelong learners."




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     Ms. Schimel

    Favorite Food: Authentic Latin American
    Favorite Book: North and South Trilogy by John Jakes

    "I knew I wanted to be a teacher during my first day as a substitute teacher in Georgia.  The rapport that I built that year motivated me to become a full time teacher.  There is nothing more rewarding than building positive relationships with my students and families."


    Grade 8 Team:


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    Ms. Reed
    Advanced Language Arts


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    Mr. Van Wagner
    Mr. Van Wagner

    Favorite Food: Italian
    Favorite Book: A People's History of the United States1492-Present, by Howard Zinn

    "I knew I wanted to be a teacher when my parents first took me to the Smithsonian when I was in eighth grade. I fell in love with history when I was there and I realized that I wanted to share that excitement with students for years to come."