Hello Scholars and Families,
I am Rhonda Eaton, and I have been with Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy for seven years. this is my sixth year with Lower Mills; I was with our Neponset campus for one year. My love for writing and literature drives me in all areas of education. My undergraduate degree in English, with a concentration in writing, was earned through Bridgewater State University. I earned my MFA in Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. I also have my SEI Endorsement from Emmanuel College. I am certified to teach English grades 5-8. Prior to working with SJPIICA, I was with Avon Public Schools. While there, I was trained as a trainer through the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center in anti-bullying techniques and recognizing signs of cyberbullying. I have been honored with an Enterprise Teacher of the Year, Principal's Award for Dedication To Literacy, and 2017 Yawkey Award.
Modeled after an invitation-only event at Bridgewater State University, I conduct an Authors' Cafe 2-3 times annually in which our talented scholar authors share their works in the evening before standing-room-only audiences. I love to incorporate writing in all content areas. The stronger our young people are in varied areas of communication, the more successful they will become. Even as I instruct my grade 5 scholars in STEM, they are consistently writing. I believe writing builds confidence in communication. Welcome to grade 5!