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English Language Arts Faculty

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Sara Sisson

6th Grade ELA and Reading Teacher

What began as a love for books has transformed into a passion for teaching young people the tools they need to become lifelong readers and writers. I believe that learning should be equal parts challenging and exciting and that meeting or exceeding goals will always open new doors. 


B.A. Adolescent Education (Elmira College)

B.A. English Literature (Elmira College)

M.A. English Literature (Binghamton University)


Began My Career in Education:  2017

Began at ASMS: 2022

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Maureen Mines

7th Grade ELA and Reading Teacher

The middle school years have been my favorite age group to teach. This is the moment, at the dawn of adolescence, when the brain is developing at an astounding rate, when the individual begins to see himself or herself within a larger society and to contemplate what that actually means. I cherish the challenges and rewards that come with the task of gently ushering students through that transition.

Montessori Secondary Teacher Credential (Cincinnati Montessori Secondary Teacher Education Program)

Master of Arts in Theater (State University of New York at Binghamton)

Honours Specialist: English (Ontario Ministry of Education and Training)

Ontario Teacher's Certificate (Ontario Ministry of Education and Training)

Bachelor of Education (University of Western Ontario Faculty of Education)

Bachelor of Arts, 4 Year Degree with Distinction (University of Toronto)

Teachers College in Reading and Writing Project Summer Institute (Columbia University)

Began my career in education: 1992

Began at ASMS: 2019

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Andrew Hamilton

8th Grade ELA and Reading Teacher

I suppose I have been shadowing teachers since I was in kindergarten, and this shadowing has given me the incentive to pursue the first career that many of us are exposed to. I am a teacher because I want to help young people learn skills for life, break barriers, and discover their potential.

B.S.E. Education (Mansfield University)

Began my career in education: 2002

Began at ASMS: 2010

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