About Ms. Feldman
I attended Boston University on a full academic scholarship and earned dual degrees in History and History/Social Studies in Education, both magna cum laude. At BU I was involved in a variety of clubs and activities including student government, honor societies, a sorority, volunteer work, and intramural sports. I worked part-time for the admissions office, the alumni office, and tutored for Upward Bound. I continue to be involved with Boston University by serving on the Alumni Board of Directors and lecturing current undergraduates and future students.
Prior to teaching at BCCS, I student taught at Lampton Secondary School in London. At Lampton, I taught global history and political science courses for students in grades 9-12. The highlight of the experience was chaperoning a World War I battlefield and cemetery field trip through Northern France and Belgium. I also studied Middle Eastern politics and history at Tel Aviv University in Israel. My coursework focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict and the rise of fundamentalism in the Middle East.
This is my 6th year of teaching 8th grade history at Boston Collegiate. I am known for my creative, accessible, joyful and rigorous coursework. I am passionate about the Global A curriculum I developed, and am proud of all of my students' incredible accomplishments.
I love the Boston Collegiate community, and am excited to serve as the 8th grade Grade Level Leader. It is my third year in this role. You will see me at most (if not all) BCCS community events sharing my excitement about the school's extraordinary successes. I advise the Glam Squad, a middle school spirit and beautification club, as well as a current events discussion group.
My historical interests focus on crimes against humanity, including genocide and Holocaust studies. I have traveled extensively to pursue this interest, including traveling to Poland to tour the concentration camps with Holocaust survivors. This interest is particularly relevant to the Global A curriculum since we study the harsh realities of the modern world from Apartheid-era South Africa to Maoist China to the atrocities in Rwanda and Darfur.
In addition, I am passionate student of the Medieval period in the non-Western world. I love learning about the Mughal Empire in modern day India and Pakistan, the Ottoman Empire in Turkey and the greater Mediterranean, and the travel and trade along the Silk Road, which connected China and Italy. Not only do these passions infuse my curriculum, but are also great points of collaboration with Michael Eder, the Middle School art teacher.
In addition to teaching full-time at Boston Collegiate, I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Policy, Planning, and Administration with a concentration in school leadership at Boston University. I am also a Fellow of One Dorchester, a team of 6 history teachers working to improve the quality of history education in Dorchester. I am also an Achievement Network Transition Fellow, and my work toward Common Core alignment is being documented this school year.
I look forward to working with all of you!