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."




     Mr. Lathem, REACH Research
    Mr. Lathem

    Favorite Food: Italian
    Favorite Book: Nicholas and Alexandria by Robert K. Massie

    "I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was asked to volunteer in a classroom of students who required extra support.  It was incredible to watch the children learn and grow.  I realized then that I wanted to make a difference in the lives of children."



    Grade 7 Team:


    Ms. Matthey, REACH Language Arts
    Ms. Matthey
    Advanced Language Arts



    Favorite Food: Sushi
    Favorite Book: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

    "I knew I wanted to be a teacher in my 11th grade year of high school.  I had a teacher who meant the world to me and created a world in which I could expand myself.  I knew I wanted to help others, and having him around made it click that I could take my knowledge to others and give other children the same opportunity to grow."




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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:


    Ms. Iannello, REACH Language Arts
    Ms. Iannello
    Advanced Language Arts

    Favorite Food: Chocolate
    Favorite Book:  Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

    "I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was a junior in college, and I had the privilege of having a professor that made me think outside of the box, reach for the stars, and change my approach toward my education.  He was 80 years old with an infinity for education, extremely intelligent, and had a very dry humorous side.  I decided, then and there, that I wanted to be the teacher to reach the student that was disengaged and empower them to think positively about their education."


    Ms. Cook, REACH Research
    Ms. Cook


    Favorite Food: Thai
    Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling

    "I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was given the opportunity to teach creative writing in a summer program.  I realized it was a chance to share my love of language and rhetoric with others."