I am in my 14th year teaching here in Plainville. I graduated from Saint Michael's College in Colchester, VT with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Psychology in 2005. I received my Master's in Elementary Education from Fitchburg State College in 2007. I come from a long line of teachers, including my mom, who taught for over twenty years in Norton, mostly in 2nd grade and my aunt, Mrs. Deeney, who taught 1st grade here in Plainville for thirty-six years! I student taught in 3rd grade, I taught Spanish K-3 as a long term sub after I graduated, I taught 2nd grade for three years, I co-taught 1st grade for one year, and here I am in 4th grade! I even taught 2nd and 3rd grade in England! I can't pick a favorite grade... I love them all so much! I have been dancing for 26 years and competed on a dance team. I teach a dance class here at school all year long, too! I love to spend time with my family and friends, ski, bike ride, shop, read, go the beach, and travel. I have been all over the world, to more than fifteen countries on three continents, to places like Italy, Greece, France, Ireland, Mexico, Jamaica, Hawaii, Aruba, The Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Scotland, and Egypt to name a few! I spent a summer in Bermuda, England, and Spain! This summer I traveled to Cuba! I stopped in Maimi, the Bahamas, and Ft. Lauderdale, as well. Cuba is truly a magical place, full of wonder and rich culture! Travel is food for my soul! But, my favorite thing to do is teach! I feel so lucky to be a part of such a wonderful district!
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from some of my travels... enjoy!
The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
Haleakala volcano on Maui, Hawaii
Miss Almeida skiing at Heavenly Mountain at Lake Tahoe
Overlooking Honolulu in Oahu, Hawaii from the top of Diamond Head
Miss Almeida with a camel and the pyramids in Egypt
Miss Almeida at the Hoover Dam
Stonehenge in England
The famous narrow road called, "The Shambles" in York, England
The Golden Gate Bridge in San FranciscoThe Caribbean Sea and Pitons in St. LuciaSt. Lucia's Soufriere Volcano, one of the only drive-in volcano in the world! Here you see some of the bubbling sulfur springs!
Miss Almeida in front of the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland
Military Tattoo show at Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland
Miss Almeida at the top of Tibidabo in Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona by night
Horshoe Bay, BermudaMiss Almeida overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in FloridaMiss Almeida in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, FranceMiss Almeida at the top of the Shard in London, England. The tallest building in Europe!Overlooking Chianti, Italy in Tuscany!Almeida written on The Arc de Triomphe in ParisMiss Almeida on the Ponte Vecchio bridge, built in 1345, that runs over the Arno River in Florence, Italy