When the state’s secretary of education toured Mulcahey Elementary School, he liked what he saw. “There is a consistency of practice across grade levels,” Secretary Matthew Malone said. “I’m impressed across the board.”
During the visit, Principal Christel Torres and Superintendent Julie Hackett brought him to four classrooms, all of which featured differentiated instruction in small group activities. The activities were carried out in an inclusion setting, meaning students with special education needs were integrated in classrooms together with general education students.
“This is a really good example of center-based instruction with a full inclusion model,” Malone said. “This is what good practice looks like.” (Excerpted from an article by Gerry Tuoti, "Taunton Daily Gazette," September 2013.)
James L. Mulcahey Elementary School
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28 Clifford Street
Ms. Christel Torres, Principal
Ms. Tammy Schwab, Assistant Principal
Kindergarten - Grade 4
Tier II 8:20 - 2:35 PM
Who was James L. Mulcahey?
James L. Mulcahey was a member of the Taunton High School class of 1934. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Mulcahey returned to Taunton where he coached at Coyle High and taught English at Taunton High School. Inducted into the Army in 1942, Lieutenant Mulcahey led troops into four major battles and was awarded the Purple Heart. He died in defense of his country in 1944. (Source: "A History of Taunton Massachusetts," William F. Hanna, 2007.)
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