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Mr. Fodaski to Join GHCDS as MS & US English Teacher

David B. Fodaski will join Good Hope Country Day School as a Middle and Upper School English teacher and member of the GHCDS drama department staff. Over the last 30 years, Mr. Fodaski has been a middle school teacher and producer/director of middle and high school dramatic productions, primarily at three Boston-area schools/school districts: Acera School in Winchester, MA (2020-2023), Brockton Public Schools in Brockton, MA (2000 – 2018), and Attleboro Public Schools in Attleboro, MA (1994 – 2000).

At Acera School, a K-12 independent school for gifted students serving Greater Boston, Mr. Fodaski (“Mr. Fo,” as students call him) taught Core Literacy, Mathematics, and Theatre Arts and Design. You can get a good sense of his teaching philosophy by viewing this Acera School YouTube video. From 3:38 to 5:56, Sonya, one of Mr. Fo’s students, and Mr. Fo describe how Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) work.

At Plouffe Academy (an International Baccalaureate World School within the Brockton Public Schools), Mr. Fodaski taught 6th and 7th grade English Language Arts (ELA) and Humanities for nine years, served as Performing Arts Coordinator, and directed an after school drama program and an alternative music program.

At the City of Attleboro Public Schools, he taught 5th and 6th grade Math, Language Arts, and Social Studies, developed a middle school drama education curriculum, and served as director of the after school drama program and summer drama program for grades 5 – 12, directing and producing full scale productions, workshops, technical theater trainings, talent shows.

His many extracurricular assignments include developing an IB Middle Years Program Curriculum in ELA / Humanities and performing arts, serving for nine years on the Talented And Gifted Program Committee for Brockton Public Schools, and producing plays, concerts and curriculum shows annually from 1994 – 2018.

Mr. Fodaski was named an Inspirational Teacher by 11th grade students 18 times over the years at Brockton High School’s annual Honors National Honor Society induction ceremony.

After an initial professional career in acting, Mr. Fodaski earned a BA and MA from Lesley College and later earned licensure in elementary and middle school administration through the LEAD Program at Bridgewater State College. He also holds licensure in Massachusetts in Elementary Education (1-6), English and History (5-8), and Sheltered English Immersion (SEI).

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