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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics Teaching Certifications 7th through 12th Social Studies 5th through 8th English Language Arts

Mr. Justin Doss

My name is Justin Doss, and I teach 7th and 8th-grade Humanities. I was born in Camden, New Jersey, and raised in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Prior to getting my bachelor's degree and teaching certification, I worked for the Parks Department of West Springfield part of the Department of Public Works. My job was to help maintain the parks, including the sports fields, baseball/softball diamonds, landscaping, irrigation systems, and buildings. I earned my bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics in 2015 and then moved to Vermont later that year. My first foray into education was as a Substitute Teacher and Track/Wrestling Coach at Randolph Union High School, where I fell in love with Teaching. My colleagues there encouraged me to get my teaching certification and sponsored me for admission into the certification program at Upper Valley Educator Institute. My first teaching position was in North Troy, Vermont, located on the Canadian border.  I was also the defensive line coach at North country High School that year. I then joined the team in Echo Valley for the start of the 2019/2020 school year. I am very excited to begin the 2020/2021 school year at Echo Valley Middle School.