Special Education Team

 Kristen Carter

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Kristen Carter

My name is Kristen Carter and I have been a speech-language pathologist for 3 years, but have worked with children a majority of my life. I received my master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Worcester State University. What I love most about my job is helping students become more confident and providing them with tools to be more successful in the classroom. In addition to my job as a SLP, I am also a cross-country coach here at the Wang. In my free time, I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, and gardening.

 Amal Haidar

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Amal Haidar

Hello, my name is Amal Haidar and I am one of the 7th and 8th grade Special Education inclusion teachers. I work  closely with students on the 72/82 team. This is my third year here at the Wang Middle School yet my 7th year teaching. I support students in the inclusion classroom as well as facilitate a small group reading class. In both settings, my biggest goal is to bring out every students' greatest potential!

 Kristen Iudice

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Kristen Iudice

My name is Kristen Iudice and I am one of the 5th grade Special Education teachers here at the Wang. I have taught in Lowell for 17 years and have been at the Wang for 11 of those years. I currently live in Lowell Ma with my husband and 4-year-old son.

 Nathan McCarthy

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Nathan McCarthy

My name is Nathan McCarthy. This is my 2nd year at the Wang working with 5th and 6th grade students. I recently graduated from Merrimack College with a degree in history and a minor in education. Living in Lowell my whole life, I am excited that I get to work with some Lowell’s greatest students. When I’m not at school, I enjoy watching football and relaxing with my dog.

 Meghan Montour

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Meghan Montour

Hi, my name is Meghan Montour and I am a 7th and 8th grade special education teacher at the Wang Middle School. Growing up in Lowell, made teaching here a natural choice. Educating and empowering students to take more academic risks has been a focus in my work over the past 14 years. 

When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my amazing daughter and husband, our dog, and flock of chickens. Being a parent has truly highlighted the importance of a child’s time at school and the relationships that are built between families and school. I’m looking forward to another great year here at the Wang!

 Lisa Morgan

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Lisa Morgan

My name is Lisa Morgan and I teach 7/8 Grade Special Education.  I have been teaching in Lowell for 6 years and love what I do!  When I am not at work, my life is consumed with my 3 fabulous daughters and husband.  I enjoy working out vacationing, and spending time with my family.

 Thea Paras

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Thea Paras

Hi!  My name is Thea Paras and I’m a sixth grade Special Education teacher. My grandparents were immigrants from Greece and my parents were hard working class people.  I am the oldest of five siblings and it doesn’t take money to get a good education if parents, children and teachers work together to get the best out of our children and our system. My husband was a teacher and principal for many years and I have two daughters who are also in the educational field. One lives in Arizona and is in the Air Force. She teaches kindergarten. I am honored to be a part of our excellent team at the Wang School. From the Custodians to the administration, we are all here to help our students succeed both in their educational and social journey. In my opinion, the sole purpose of my job is to push my students forward to become responsible, self-sufficient adults who will run our city with pride. I also love flowers, especially hydrangeas and roses. Someday I would love to have a yard full of both flowers.

 Katie Pelleriti

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Katie Pelleriti

My name is Katie Pelleriti and I teach 5th grade Special Ed. This is my 6th year at the Wang and my 4th year teaching. I love to bake treats for my 5th grade Team. I like to spend summer days going to Ogunquit Beach in Maine. My favorite day of the week is Polka Dot Wednesday.

 Katelyn Thomas

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Katelyn Thomas

My name is Katelyn Thomas and I’m a special education teacher servicing students in grades 5-8 at the Wang Middle School. I teach reading, ELA and math. I earned a bachelor’s in science from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a master’s in special education from Lesley University. I’m currently working towards earning an Education Specialist degree in Reading and Language/Reading Specialist from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. When I’m not at school I am spending time with my husband and two-year old daughter. I enjoy going to the gym, yoga, boating with my family and reading.

 Christina Welch

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Christina Welch

My name is Christina Welch and I teach 5/6th grade special education. I have been teaching for about 9 years, the last 5 being at the Wang.  Currently, I am working towards a BCBA license.

I grew up in Lowell and even though I no longer live here, it is still home to me. Because of this, I am so happy that I get to be a part of Lowell’s schools. In my classroom, my biggest goals are providing a safe learning environment where my students can be themselves and practice strategies that will help them function appropriately within the school and the larger community.  

When I am not at school, I can be found spending time with my 10 and 2 year old daughters, 2 dogs, and husband. I enjoy baking (decorating cakes!), working out/running, and reading…especially at the beach!

 Jessica Winget

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Jessica Winget

My name is Jessica Winget I am a special education teacher at Wang School. I previously worked at Lighthouse School for 6 years. I studied Psychology at UMass Lowell where I also played Field Hockey and won a national championship in 2005…GO Riverhawks!. My goal as a teacher is to create a positive learning environment that allows students to take academic and social/emotional risks in order to thrive both in and out of school.