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MS English

Patrick Gavin


Classes:  7th Grade ELA/Honors ELA

Background/Expertise in Content Area: I majored in journalism at University of Maryland and interned at USA TODAY among other DC-area newspapers. I worked as a general assignment reporter in Ocean City, Md. I transitioned to teaching in Baltimore in 2008 through Baltimore City Teaching Residency. I earned a masters in teaching at John’s Hopkins. I am in my 11th year as an English teacher in Baltimore City.

I joined BDS family because… When I interviewed at BDS I was blown away by how welcoming, talented, and committed the students were. I was looking for a place to grow as an educator, and I’m exceedingly excited to join the smart, energetic team at BDS. I want my students to read and write better in my class. I am also committed to helping students grow more interested in reading and learning on their own.

Fun fact about me: I am an animal lover and have 3 cats, 2 dogs. Their names are Carl Weathers, Sally, Zuzu, Zelda, and Stella.