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      Dance teachers Dean Cross and Amelia McQueen work with students from Kings Meadows High School yesterday. Picture: WILL SWAN

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    Dance teachers Dean Cross and Amelia McQueen work with students from Kings Meadows High School yesterday. Picture: WILL SWAN

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    Tony Stead is an Australian educator who has taught in elementary schools and lectured at the University of Melbourne. He is the past president of the Melbourne Chapter of the Australian Reading Association and the author of many publications. His latest include Is That a Fact?: Teaching Nonfiction Writing and the video series Time For Nonfiction. which highlights his recent work with several teachers at the Manhattan New School.

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    The Arc of Greater Plymouth awarded six Inspired Teacher Grants this spring. This year awards were given to special education teachers Travis Dupuis of Marshfield High School and Susan Sontag of Kingston Intermediate School; visual arts teacher Derek Harding of Plymouth North High School; English teacher Erica Pelkowski of Marshfield High School; Maureen Connelly of Bryantville Elementary School, Pembroke; and Tammy Harding, Best Buddies Coordinator, Carver Middle School.

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