About Me:   I have been an educator for many years. I began my teaching career in my hometown by the sea. Being a product of Catholic schools and believing in its pedagogical philosophy, values, practices and commitment to quality education, I then began teaching at an inner city parochial school. After a decade of working in beautiful, historical Boston, my life’s path led me to Winchester, and then to Stoneham.

I have taught a variety of grade levels and have a diverse background in reading instruction and hands on experience in special education. As a teacher, I believe that in order to maximize the potential of our youth, we need to recognize that each student before us is unique with his or her own God given gifts and talents. Each child should be encouraged to become an active learner, thinker, reader and writer, and should be provided with an environment that is challenging yet nurturing; acknowledging every child’s needs.

I feel blessed to be part of the St. Patrick School community.


Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Salem State University.

Graduate credits, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

Professional Teacher License

Honors and Awards:

Honored in 2004-2005 in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

Selected and participated in the Massachusetts Academy for Teachers Fellowship

Dean’s List

Memorable Teaching Moment:   So many I could write a book.

Favorite Quote:

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin

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Ann-Margret McDade – 1st Grade Teacher