Mr. Lefcourt was born in April and his hometown is Falmouth, MA (originally from IL). He went to college at Roger Williams University.
Favorite teacher? My high school history teacher, Mr. O’Brien, who fostered my love for everything historical.
If you were not in education what other profession would you like to attempt? Any job related to researching about and protecting the environment.
Do you have pets? An 11-year old golden retriever named Lola
Favorite Color? Green
Favorite Quote or Saying? “It is what it is.”
Where is the farthest place you have ever traveled? Hawaii
Favorite Food? BBQ chicken calzone
Hobbies or Activities/Organizations you are active in? Sea glass collector
Mr. Lanctot was born in May and his hometown is Southbridge, MA. He went to college at BSEE-UMass Amherst, MSEE-Cornell Univ, MBA- Univ of Chicago.
Favorite teacher? None, really.
If you were not in education what other profession would you like to attempt? Was in telecommunications for 25 years.
Do you have pets? 1 cat at the moment
Favorite color? Color blind
Favorite Quote or Saying? “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”, Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where is the farthest place you have ever traveled? Singapore
Favorite Food? Pizza & chocolate chip cookies
Hobbies or Activities/Organizations you are active in? Veg Gardening, Community Web site manager, Math Team Coach (BHS), Baking bread.
Ms. Leavenworth was born in October and her hometown is East Bridgewater, MA. She went to college at University of Maine in Orono, ME and Cambridge College in Boston, MA.
Favorite teacher? Mrs. Venturini
If you were not in education, what other profession would you like to attempt? Drug and alcohol counseling
Do you have pets? White Siberian Husky-Zeus
Favorite color? Kelley Green
Favorite Quote or Saying? Fall Down Seven Times Get Up Eight -Buddhist Monk
Where is the farthest place you have ever traveled? England-taught school there. Alaska-My sister has lived there for 40 years. Grand Cayman Islands.
Favorite Food? Seafood
Hobbies or Activities/Organizations you are active in? Pilates,Walking, Cooking,Enjoying activities with my family.
Ms. Kelley was born in March and her hometown is Westford, MA. She went to college for her Bachelors at Springfield College and her Masters at Fairfield University.
Favorite teacher? My favorite teacher was Mrs. Haight. I met her my freshman year in high school. She made learning fun and exciting. It was because of her that I went into education. She not only cared about me as a student, but as a whole person!
If you were not in education, what other profession would you like to attempt? Marine Biologist - I would love to study, work and play with sea creatures!
Do you have pets? No, but I secretly want a dog (but don’t tell my children ;)
Favorite color? PURPLE!!!! Go Bourne
Favorite Quote or Saying? Poem by Shel Silverstein
Listen to the MUSTN'TS, child,
Listen to the DON'TS
Listen to the SHOULDN'TS
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON'TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES
Then listen close to me-
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.
Where is the farthest place you have ever traveled? Alaska. When I was in college, we traveled to Alaska for a gymnastics competition. We hiked in the mountains and went dog sledding!
Favorite Food? Pizza, ice cream :)
Hobbies or Activities/Organizations you are active in? I grew up loving and competing in gymnastics. As an adult I love running, hiking, kayaking and spending time exploring with my family!
Ms. McKanna was born in May and her hometown is Mt. Vernon, NY (adjacent to the Bronx, NYC). She went to college at MIT.
Favorite teacher? H.S. Physics/AP Physics. he was highly intelligent, wacky, cute, and believed in me far more than I did. He was a father figure and mentor, even teaching me how to drive.
If you were not in education, what other profession would you like to attempt? Didn't even consider teaching until I was 30! B.S. was in Earth Sciences, M.S. was in natural resources and land use policy/planning. Started PhD in political science (natural resources/international relations). Graduated first in class at Police Academy. I would like to work with one of the intelligence agencies, working in counter-terrorism. Or with FEMA, planning for response to natural disasters. Or doing accident investigation with NTSB. Or a district attorney.
Do you have pets? Dog (Skittles); cats (Misty, Trixie, Spunky, and Pumpkin); birds, zebra finches (at least a dozen, number changes frequently despite being in separate male and female cages. They manage to defy science and procreate - frequently); and a 50 gallon tropical community aquarium.
Favorite color? Blues, especially blue-greens
Favorite quote or saying? "When in doubt, play louder!"
Where is the farthest place you have ever traveled? Finland and Estonia to the ease, Aruba to the south, Alaska to the west, and Ivalo, Finland to the north (160 miles north of the Arctic Circle)
Favorite Food? Cheeseburger. Runners up: Pizza, tuna, peanut butter.
Hobbies or Activities/Organizations you are active in? Reading!!! Hiking in conservation areas with my dog. Playing the flute, semi-professionally. Bowling. Making Ukrainian Eggs.
We have a large school district and lots of teachers. We start each year with the newest hires, but if you would like to learn more about a specific teacher, let us know!