The Falconer: How's your first full year teaching here so far?
Mr. Ouimet: So far, my first year teaching has been going pretty well. The fact that I got to substitute here and work as a paraprofessional here for the last three years leading up to this has helped a lot with transitioning. I knew most if not all of my students already before the year started so I did not have to worry quite as much about fitting into the culture here and I have just been able to focus on the academic side of things and lesson planning and all that.
The Falconer: What drew you to teaching here rather than somewhere else?
Mr. O: I think, just the experiences I had substitute teaching the first two years I was here led to me really wanting to stay in Mashpee. It was just a great community overall. Before working in Mashpee, I was in Wareham substituting for a year at the middle school. I enjoyed it a lot. That’s kinda where the interest in teaching for me was sparked but it was much crazier, a crazier building and a just, very different atmosphere. So Mashpee was a nice change of pace and I really liked how things are run, how administration handled things and just in general, the student body is just made up of just great kids and great people, just the whole package. It’s just a good place.