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Amanda Dente

Social Studies

"I have always loved learning and going to school. I always k ew I wanted to be a teacher and I can't imagine doing anything else!"

Bachelors in History and Political Science

Master's in Education 

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Violet Alvarado-Slatis

Verein zur Forderung Naturheilkunde, Berlin Germany, Associates in Process Oriented Psychology

Hampshire College, BA English Literature

Mount Holyoke College, Masters of Arts in Teaching


Dorchester, Massachusetts Native

Puerto Rican American

Published poet and performance artist

Fluent in English, Spanish, German

I learn and teach with  and for our community to support creativity, competence and independence.

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Erwin Beya


       After working in Biomedical Research Field and healthcare, I felt that my skills would benefit students in education. Knowing that there is a lack of teachers of color in our communities, I wanted to take these skills and be a model for our students of color to look up to 

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For Mr. Malinoski, Math has always come naturally to him. He entered teaching to find ways for Math to come more naturally to students so they engage with the subject more and find inspriration that they can do it! 

Mr. Malinoski has taught at TAG for 15 years and in that time has been very proud of always leading the district in Math Growth. 

Mr. Malinoski has been married to his High School sweetheart for 30 years! 

Agawam High School 86'

UMASS Bachelor's Degree 90'

UMASS Master's Degree 10'

TAG Math Teacher 15 years

"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"  Mick Jagger

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