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About Me
This is my third year as a 5th grade teacher at the Nathaniel Bowditch School.  This year the 5th grade is trying a new model for teaching.  I am teaching Math to all three 5th grade classes, and Reading to my own homeroom.  I completed my Masters Degree last May at Salem State University.  I grew up just over the bridge in Beverly and then moved to Amherst for a few years to receive my Bachelors Degree from the University of Massachusetts.  While studying at UMass, I spent a semester completing an internship in a classroom in London, England.  I used to spend my summers as a camp counselor for the playground program in the city of Beverly.  In my free time, I love to read, watch movies, and run!

My Schedule:
8:20-9:20 Math with Ms. Piz's class
9:20-9:53 ELA/Math Extension TIme, on Tuesday Science 9:13-9:53
9:56-10:36 Specialists
10:40-11:40 Math with Mrs. Conroy's class
11:40-12:20 Lunch
12:20-1:20 Reading with Ms. Callahan's class
1:20-2:20 Math with Ms. Callahan's class

Students' Schedule for Ms. Callahan's class:

8:20-9:20 Writing with Mrs. Conroy
9:20-9:53 ELA/Math Extension, Monday- class meeting, Tuesday - Science Integration with Mr. Wood 9:13-9:53
9:56-10:36 Specialists, Wednesdays - Library and Social Studies/Science Extensions
10:40-11:40 Spanish with Ms. Piz
11:40-12:20 Lunch and Recess
12:20-1:20 Reading Groups with Ms. Callahan and Mrs. Traxler
1:20-2:20 Math with Ms. Callahan

How to Reach Me:
You can reach me at any time through email by adding valeriecallahan to or by calling 978-740-1290 ext. 240