3rd grade

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Michael Macchi, 3rd Grade Math

I have lived in Boston my whole life; I grew up in West Roxbury and now live in Allston. In 2016 I am completing my third year of teaching third grade, all of which have come at the Bates. The third grade kids make teaching fun! Seriously, they are still young enough where they are constantly excited to learn and try new things in the classroom and old enough where they begin to take more responsibility for their own learning. The big focus that I have for my students (given that the jump from second to third grade is arguably the biggest transition in a child’s elementary school years) is that they leave my classroom being accountable for their learning and accountable for their actions. If we were playing what three things I would need to survive on an island, I would choose the following: 1) My lovely wife Devika and our cat Chester! 2) My golf clubs and hopefully the island will have one or ten beautiful golf courses to play on, and 3) My Playstation 4 because I truly am still a little kid inside.

Michael Macchi, 3rd grade Math | mmacchi@bostonpublicschools.org

Betty Solomon, 3rd Grade ELA

My name is Betty Solomon and I am excited to be teaching 3rd grade for another year. I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Jamaica, which is part of the Caribbean. I have lived in Boston, Massachusetts for thirty-eight years.

I have been teaching in Boston Public Schools for twenty-nine years. However, I have been teaching 3rd grade for twenty-three years, and this will be my second year at the Bates.

My favorite thing about teaching third grade is that third graders are always anxious to learn and they have curious minds. I love how third graders are receptive to new informatio  and different cultures.

My main goal in the classroom is to provide an opportunity for all my students to be able to access the curriculum and maximize their learning potential in an exciting way. I believe in respect and kindness for all, and teach this daily to my students.

Some other fun facts about me: I love to listen to gospel music and sermons. I have been married for twenty-nine years and we have two beautiful successful children. My daughter is a middle school teacher and my son is an engineer.

Betty Solomon, 3rd grade ELA | bsolomon@bostonpublicschools.org

Victoria Treddin, 3rd Grade Inclusion Specialist

I have gown up in Boston my whole life. I went to elementary school here in Roslindale and college in Fenway. I graduated from Wheelock College in 2011 and have been teaching ever since. I am currently pursuing my master’s degree as a reading specialist. I have taught for the past five years in Boston Public Schools as an inclusion teacher and sheltered English immersion teacher and am thrilled to be at the Bates this year!

I currently live in Stoughton with my wonderful husband, my amazing four-month-old baby, Jackson, and our two dogs, Simba and Trooper. In my free time I love spending time with my new little family, going to antique stores and flea markets, knitting and crocheting, and spending time with friends.

Victoria Treddin, 3rd grade Inclusion Specialist | vlaboy@bostonpublicschools.org