Working with and teaching children is a deep-rooted passion of mine. I previously worked in the Information Technology (IT) sector for 8 years before beginning my career as an elementary teacher. The recent career change has proven to be more than rewarding! I am dedicated to teaching in BPS and helping to foster tomorrow’s decision makers and future leaders.
I grew up in Dorchester, MA and moved to Milton, MA where I attended middle and high school. I went to Bentley University located in Waltham, MA where I earned a degree in Business Management. I graduated from UMass Boston with a Masters in Education and subsequently began my teaching career in the city of Boston.
When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy traveling the globe, learning about new cultures, and spending time with family and friends. The daughter of Jamaican-American parents, I grew up spending many summers with family on the island of Jamaica. My childhood experiences gave me a greater appreciation of where I come from and it opened a world of curiosity for learning about different cultures. This year, I will be teaching Grade 3 Humanities. I am happy to be joining the Bates community!
My name is Becca Scherz and I’m thrilled to be joining the Bates community as a new third grade teacher! I graduated from the Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars Program at Boston College in 2010, and have since spent the past 8 years teaching in the South End as part of BPS, third grade for the past 6. I’ve lived in Roslindale for the past four years, and look forward to seeing you all out and about as I head out for walks with my favorite guy, Rocky (pictured with me above)!
Becca Scherz, 3rd Grade Teacher ELA, firstname.lastname@example.org