Introducing Maddison Cabral and James Lane

Introducing Maddison Cabral and James Lane
By: Kathy Habel

The start of a school year is marked with lots of beginnings. Alarm clocks are set. New school shoes are bought. Worn backpacks may get traded in for this year’s backpack fashion. Revised policy changes are recorded in the AW Handbook. Some faculty has moved on to the next chapter of their lives; new teachers arrive and begin their chapters. This year is no different, as Archbishop Williams welcomes several new teachers to both the middle school and high school.

Welcome Maddison Cabral and James Lane. Ms Cabral joins the English department. She is a recent graduate of UMass Amherst and received her Master’s in Education from UMass Boston. Maddison already feels at home at Archie’s and especially appreciates the mentoring she has received thus far from faculty. As the year begins, Maddi looks forward to “watching her students learn and seeing their passions shine through in their learning. Seeing a student who has previously struggled with a concept finally understand it or having a student who said that they “hate to read” tell me that they found a book that they love is an amazing feeling.” Some great moments are to come in Ms. Cabral’s classroom.

“I want my students to be informed citizens who are able to use the information they learn in my class to help them make informed decisions. My goal is to have my students understand the connection between the past and the present and use these skills to aid their decision making and how it will affect the world around them.” Mr. Lane has wonderful, exciting expectations for his students. A graduate of Boston University, James can be found pushing the “teacher cart” into Social Studies classrooms. He is ready for the challenges of this year and eager to use technology in his lesson planning to engage students in the best ways possible. So far, James is rarely seen without a smile on his face – a great way to feel as a school year begins!