I taught English (grades 9 - 12) for 36 years in public schools. I have also taught basic computer courses for adults as part of our schools senior evening school program. In addition I was advisor to Student Government and election programs at our school and have been involved with establishing technology goals for our secondary school system.
I consider myself an innovator (as all good teachers are) and tried to make each class interesting and different. I believe that teachers and students should have fun while learning.
My greatest recognitions have been from my students in later years when I receive feedback from them and find that I actually had made a difference. I have developed many computer programs to use in my classes over the years and received the 1998 Technology and Learning Teacher of the Year award for Massachusetts and the Software Council Education Foundation, Inc. Above and Beyond Award also in 1998.
I graduated from Agawam High School in Agawam, Massachusetts and received a bachelor's degree from American International College. I have not entered any other formal degree programs but have kept abreast of my main subject (English Language Arts) through supplemental courses on the graduate level over the years.
I enjoy computer programming using Visual Basic and aim all of my programs toward educational goals. I was a professional musician for over 35 years (I play guitar). I also enjoy reading. I have a wife and two adult children. Since I retired from formal teaching in 2003 I have devoted considerable time to my online business of developing and selling and giving away free program at Baggetta_Ware www.baggetta.com.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Numbers, Order of Operations, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Instrumental Music, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Accounting, Business, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Administration & Policy, Human Development, ELA Test Prep, British History, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing