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Gregory C
Writer #35062
Kennebunk, ME
Joined 12/26/2019
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I'm a jack of many trades and even a master at some. Well, technically speaking, because I have my Master's in Education.

At age 31, I've lived a few professional lives and have managed to blend them all together to live a harmonious and happy life. It started with a career in Journalism, where I have covered and opined on sports for local New England publications such as the Maine Hockey Journal and the New England Sports Network. I also worked for and interned with the Portland Pirates (formerly the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres) and the Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox).

During the sports journalism days, I had the pleasure of writing for many websites, covering games, designing graphics and building game programs. It was truly awesome. I was also able to accompany players and mascots on trips to local children's hospitals, schools and libraries. These trips helped spark an interest in teaching--a passion that I had to pursue.

So in 2012, I committed full-time to getting my degree to become a teacher. In the years since then, I still write, but I also was able to pursue another passion that blended my love of sport and my love of educating--coaching. I've coached soccer at the high school level for 9 years as well as various other sports along the way (swimming, softball, baseball). In 2017, my wife Shannon and I started our own small soccer business on the side, which included designing a website and starting a blog.

In the classroom, I have been following my passion for teaching students with moderate to severe special needs. From 2014-2019 I managed a Functional Life Skills Program within the Biddeford Public Schools in Maine. Here, I was a member of a team that pioneered some remarkable inclusive experiences for students with special needs. My team and I are tremendously proud of the growth of our students over that five-year span. We championed real-world experiences for the students that included operating a "Coffee Cart", focusing on daily health habits and routines, behavior management as well as providing academic rigor.

This school year, I decided to take on a new educational endeavor. I am now running a co-teaching model where I, as a special educator, teach with a general education teacher within the mainstream classroom. The goal is to provide extra support for my incredibly talented and hardworking classroom teachers while also helping meet the needs of all the students in the classroom, with a focus on establishing modifications and accommodations for the students who require these supports. I teach Math and ELA to 8th graders and case manage 8th graders with various disabilities.

I have found balance with teaching, coaching and writing. I wouldn't trade these experiences for anything.
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Specialties

Sports: Soccer, Football,Basketball, Hockey, Baseball, Swimming
Coaching: Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Baseball, Swimming
Education: Special Education, Student's with disabilities
Writing
Disney: Parks, Movies, Resorts

Interests

Home Improvement
Disney
Sports (International Soccer, NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL)
Fantasy Sports
Education
Teaching Strategies
Special Education
Writing

Education

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Greg studied Journalism and Communications at Saint Joseph's College of Maine where he also played collegiate soccer for four years. During his time at Saint Joseph's, Greg interned with various writing publications and worked in media with many of Portland Maine's professional sports teams including the Portland Pirates (American Hockey League) and the Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox)

University of Southern Maine

While working as a freelance writer in the early 2010's, Greg followed his passion for working with students with special needs. He began working on his Master's Degree in 2012 at the University of Southern Maine and completed his degree in May of 2014. Since graduating with his degree in Education, Greg managed a Functional Life Skills special education program in Biddeford, Maine from 2014-2019. In September 2019, Greg moved into a co-teaching model in Portland, Maine where he currently teaches ELA and Math to 8th graders within the general and special education setting.

Sports

53 Projects Completed

Greg has contributed to several sports media outlets in the New England region, including the Maine Hockey Journal and the New England Sports Network. Additionally, Greg worked in Media Relations with the Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) and the Portland Pirates (Former AHL Affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres). During his time with these professional organizations, Greg generated a variety of content for the team websites including player interviews, game day advertisement, programs and media guides.

Fitness

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Greg is the owner of a small business designed to provide affordable athletic training for youth athletes. As the Head Soccer Coach at Kennebunk High he specializes in soccer, but also provides speed & agility and strength training for athletes. He designed his own website and blogs about the health, wellness and life balance.

Newsletter Content

15 Projects Completed

Greg has used Newsletters to help spread the word about his camps and programs for youth soccer players. Summer camps have grown from 40 players to well over 100 players each summer and parents love to stay up to date with the happenings at camp thanks to Greg's whimsical and informative newsletters.

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