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Maria Ferrandini

Maria Ferrandini (MA '97)

Retired


At the time of the Award, Maria Ferrandini was:

Teacher
Charles C. Cashman Elementary School
Amesbury, MA

Subject(s) taught: General Elementary
Grade(s): 4


Biographical Information

The fourth-graders in Maria Ferrandini's class at Charles C. Cashman Elementary School in Amesbury are not only wiser thanks to the efforts of their teacher, they are also healthier. Ms. Ferrandini developed a lesson unit entitled "Food and Fitness," which received a substantial grant from the state of Massachusetts. The lesson teaches children the value of nutrition and exercise by having them work in cooperative groups based on nutrition- or exercise-related themes. Ms. Ferrandini has also developed numerous projects, such as plays, art shows, math nights and a weekly newsletter, to get parents more involved in their children's education. Ms. Ferrandini is active in the Amesbury Mentor Program, which pairs new teachers with experienced ones.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1969 University of Massachusetts at Lowell, B.A.


Expertise
Assessment, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Mentoring

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