Meet Our Class

 

Instructor Kate Holterhoff Headshot FB

Kate is a PhD Candidate in Carnegie Mellon University’s Literary and Cultural Studies program. Her research areas include nineteenth‑century literature, visual culture, Digital Humanities, and the history of science.

Kate is the editor of Visual Haggard: The Illustration Archive, a digital archive intended to centralize, and improve access to the illustrations of popular Victorian novelist H. Rider Haggard. You can read more about Kate at www.kateholterhoff.com & @KateHolterhoff.

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Katrina is an MAT candidate in secondary English at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and an English teacher at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. Her teaching and learning interests include world literature, creative writing, and experimental theatre. Katrina is the advisor to her school’s student newspaper, the Falcon Flyer, and hopes to foster student engagement and ownership through journalistic writing. Read some of her students’ writing–non-fiction and fiction–at www.drfalconflyer.wordpress.com.

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Emanuel AlvesManny

Emanuel is a BA-MAT candidate in secondary English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and works as a teacher at Chamberlain International School in Middleboro, Massachusetts. For over ten years he has worked at Chamberlain International School, a therapeutic boarding school for students with various social and emotional challenges and learning disabilities, and takes pride in helping students reach their full potential, despite whatever obstacles that are in their way. His teaching interests include English literature, special education, and mathematics.

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Amy is an MAT candidate in secondary English at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth as well as an eighth grade English Language Arts teacher at Somerset Middle School. In her ten years of teaching she has been involved in numerous activities and committees such as a drama club director, community service club, crisis intervention team, and is currently involved with planning and developing the current ELA curriculum.

Amy strives to impact student lives by being a positive role model, maintaining high expectations and creating a classroom environment that feels safe by fostering mutual respect between students and teachers as well as always providing encouragement and patience.

Amy feels that it is important to incorporate humor into everyday lessons and to always be authentic, especially when working with adolescents. Amy has the unique opportunity to address her own disability and adversities with her students and this encourages acceptance and self-reflection. Students discuss their own misperception as well as their struggles or hardships and identify and understand resilience. All of these elements are very important when creating a meaningful learning environment.

“ Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” –Aristotle

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Justin is an MAT Candidate in Middle School English Language Arts and Special Education at The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He is employed as a SPED Paraprofessional in Fall River at The Henry Lord Community School and as a Child Care Worker at The League School of Greater Boston. Justin works with Autistic students in both of these positions and enjoys the impact he makes on their lives. He is also a musician and has run programs to help students to appreciate and participate in the singing of great songs and to develop a passion for music.

 

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Amber Roderick

Amber is a candidate in the Secondary MAT program with ENL 684 being her last course.  She is an 8th grade English teacher at Roger Williams Middle School in Providence, RI.  In her 7 years teaching, she has taught all the secondary grades except for 10th and 11th.  In addition to teaching, she has also been involved in coaching field hockey, advising drama club, and being a member of many committees at school such as School Improvement Team and Hiring Committee.  Amber’s favorite part about teaching is taking the content she loves and connecting it to her students’ lives so they can get a fuller appreciation for texts they read in class.