Grade 6 Team

 Kimberly Budryk

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Kimberly Budryk

Hi my name is Mrs. Budryk.  I am a 6th grade ELA & SS teacher.  I've been teaching at the Wang Middle School for 15 years and 2 years prior I was at the McAvinnue School. 

My goal this year is to have my students leave grade six with a love and passion for reading!  I can't wait until we read my favorite novel Milkweed in our historical fiction unit. Kids you will love this story! 

When I am not at the Wang teaching you can find me following the sun at the beach, swimming & paddle boarding.  I also love running, biking or just hanging out with my dog "Cooper".

 Amila Colon

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Amila Colon

My name is Ms. Colon and I am a 6th grade math teacher at the Wang.  I live in Lowell, but I am originally from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.  I have worked at the Wang School for over 10 and I LOVE teaching math.  My number one goal is to make math accessible and FUN for ALL students.  I work very closely with the other 6th grade math teachers as well as our math coach to ensure ALL students receive the very BEST from us.  I have very HIGH expectations for all my students and believe ALL students can learn and succeed in math if they put 100% EFFORT and DEDICATION in to their work.

 Becky Doole

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Becky Doole

My name is Becky Doole and I teach 6th grade ELA and Social Studies. I was an Army baby and have lived all over the world. My family settled in lowell in the late 80’s and I never left. I began teaching after a career in human resources and have loved the transition.  I believe the experience gained in my prior life has helped me to be the best teacher I can be because I know what students can achieve if they work their hardest.  Though I set high expectations for my students, I truly believe that mutual respect is key to a successful student-teacher relationship. It’s through respect, that I build a community of learners and thinkers where we can grow together. In my spare time I love to read and binge watch the latest Netflix series.

 John King

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John King

Hi, I am John King.  I grew up in Townsend, on a small farm.  One of my goals is to help students understand where their food comes from.  To help with this, I have built the greenhouse, with the help of the kids here at the Wang.  I also enjoy nature which is where the idea of the Lion’s Den came from.  For those who don’t know the Lion’s Den is a small nature area in the back of the school.  The area is used by many teachers for not only science education, but for quiet reading, and mindfulness activities.  My favorite time of the year is now, in the fall as things are being brought in from the garden, and the air is cooler.  I also love the late winter, and early spring when we are making maple sugar at the school.  I guess that the only season that don’t like is the summer, I HATE THE HEAT!!!!

 Pamela Merlino

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Pamela Merlino

My name is Ms. Pamela Merlino and I am one of the four 6th grade math teachers at the Wang.  I have worked at the school for 16 years and I LOVE teaching math.  My number one goal is to make math accessible and FUN for ALL students.  I work very closely with Ms. Colon, Ms. Garabedian and Ms. McNeil, (the other 6th grade math teachers) as well as Mr. Santy (math resource teacher) to ensure that all students receive the very BEST from us. I have very HIGH expectations for all my students and believe ALL students can learn and succeed in math if they put 100% effort and dedication into their work. If you ever have any questions regarding math class you may visit my website, www.mathwithmsmerlino.weebly.com. This site contains information regarding all aspects of my math class including class notes and homework assignments.

 Lisa Moisakis

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Lisa Moisakis

My name is Lisa Moisakis and I've been teaching 6th grade at the Wang Middle School for 12 years. I have a bachelors in English from UMass Amherst with a minor in Education. I also have an M.Ed. from UMass Amherst.  I LOVE to read and my main goal is to have your 6th grader leave my classroom loving to read too!