Our newest MACA Star Teacher is Mr. Teixeira!
Glenn Teixeira serves MACA not only as the middle school math teacher but also as the Head Teacher for our Math Department and the coach of MACA’s MS boys soccer and basketball teams. In each of his rolls he not only delivers what is expected but does so with a heart for students and learning. In recognition of his many talents, Mr. Teixeira has been named MACA’s next Star Teacher.
Mr. Teixeira is a member of MACA’s STEM Teaching Team and has been labeled as a “STEM All-Star”, especially with the young ones. “He took on STEM and adapted it for each class,” commented Megan Harmon, MACA kindergarten teacher. “As a little kid teacher, I appreciate that.”
Mr. Teixeira’s teaching ability does not go unnoticed by the school administration. “Glenn uses different styles of teaching to reach different students,” said Patrick Korn, Secondary Principal. “His understanding of the need for and value of differentiated teaching has had a huge impact on our middle school math program. In fact, when I sit in his class I understand math concepts better!”
MACA history teacher, Norm Rust, who also has a heart for our students, commented about Mr. Teixeira’s approach to students. “I see him working with the kids as a coach and coaching is teaching,” said Rust. “He is firm and fair and I love the way he explains things to the kids. He demands the best, but he is supportive.”
Mr. Teixeira’s students love his sense of humor and his classroom activities. Students who think they cannot do math gain confidence in their math skills and many times fall in love with the subject. “Mr. Teixeira is my favorite teacher,” shared Julia Bowen, MACA 8th grade student. “He is really funny and always makes people laugh. We always play games, which makes math fun.” A testimony to how much Teixeira’s students love him was what happened when he and his family recently moved. Many middle school boys showed up to help on that day and were willing to work hard to help his family. If that doesn’t speak volumes, what does!! Congrats to Mr. Teixeira, MACA’s newest STAR Teacher.