Hello to all. My name is Mr. Vickers, and I am an ELA teacher at Breed Middle School–my seventh year. In the past, I taught Structured Language and Literature and English as a Second Language. I also taught 20th Century Literature, Basic Reading and Writing, and even Psychology at the high school level. After graduating from UMass Amherst in 2009, I received my bachelors degree in English. In 2010, I earned a Masters of Education. Since then, teaching has become an important part of my life. I taught English overseas in the Philippines, Vietnam, and most recently Cambodia during past “summer vacations.” I desire to seek teaching experiences abroad and right here in my hometown of Lynn, especially in the ELA classroom this year. By participating in my class, I hope students improve their skill in reading comprehension and writing. I also hope students see a model of hard work and sincerity everyday. In short, I’m excited to be a part of your student’s learning this year. It should be fun.