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About Mrs. Gogas

I have been predominately a language arts teacher in Methuen for seventeen years at the middle school level particularly grades 7 and  8. I also taught  geography for 7 years. I received my  bachelor's degree in English/Elementary Education and a minor in history from ULowell in 1976 and a master's  degree with certification in reading and language at UMass Lowell in 1994. I completed a C.A.G.S. in Administration at Salem State College. I also have 85 credits outside a degree program that pertain to classroom management, curriculum design, and learning styles and teaching techniques.  My computer training includes Office 97, web design, and multimedia resources and products. In addition, I have taken 3 Category Classes for ELL students.

As an educator, I believe that we need to try to teach all our students to become the best they can be with the goal of developing lifelong learners who have the skills to compete and function as valuable contributing members of our society. All students can learn and progress to the next level.  The challenge is struggling to achieve this with factors that are out of our control. Today, educators need staff development to maximize student achievement despite those factors for which we have little influence.

I served on the Staff Support Team at the Timony Grammar School as part of the pre-referral team for special education for seven years and the student council advisor for four years at the Marsh Grammar School.

I had the pleasure and opportunity to help design and create the by-laws for the Marsh Grammar School Faculty Senate, a committee designed to open communication and unify our new pre-k to grade 8 school.  I served six years as president. 

I was the supervisor Unified Talents Summer Enrichment for grades pre-K through 8 for six years.  We had over 200 students and about twenty teachers participating in the program for enrichment classes such as reading tutoring, basketball, baton twirling, and much more.  

I served as the Methuen Education Association President at Methuen Public Schools for six years.

Currently, I am in my third year as Webmaster on the Board of Directors for Learning Forward New England, a professional learning organization.

Lastly, I am my 7th year as Advisor for the Marsh Bowling Club.

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