Middle School teams are more developmental in nature and playing on a team offers not only a chance to enjoy the sport, but also a valuable participatory experience for each athlete. This applies to all team members from standouts to substitutes who play a supporting role. In keeping with the Thayer philosophy that athletics are an integral part of a student’s curriculum, students should plan their participation with the help of their advisors – this discussion will help everyone gain a better understanding of each child’s overall school program. All Middle School participants are expected to receive fairly equal playing time over the course of the entire season. All team information is available via www.thayer.org/TeamSchedules.
A lifelong West Roxbury resident, Paul McCarron left the technology field to pursue a more passion-oriented career. He started coaching at Thayer in 2016 as the Middle School cross country coach and assistant coach for the Upper School boys’ cross country team. He is also an assistant coach for Thayer's ski team and works at Marathon Sports. Paul has coached and mentored marathoners and triathletes as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Team in Training" fundraising program. As a qualified and charity runner, he has completed 21 consecutive Boston Marathons. He has run other marathons and completed triathlons from sprint distance up to Ironman. A non-profit volunteer, Paul utilizes endurance races as fundraising opportunities.
Angela teaches seventh and eighth grade French as well as seventh grade history. She also has taught the 6th grade introduction to foreign language course. Her other responsibilities have included serving as a faculty advisor to theTiger's Tale, the middle school magazine. A graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, with an M.Ed. from U-Mass./Boston, she also has a master's in French from Middlebury College.