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. .
Angela teaches the 6th grade introduction to world languages course. In addition, she teaches seventh and eighth grade French. A history and current events buff, she also has taught seventh grade social studies. Angela's other responsibilities have included serving as a faculty advisor to theTiger's Tale, the middle school magazine. Additional passions are cooking and baking, which led her to offer "The Great British Baking Show" as an activity. 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.
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, an assistant coach for both upper and middle school track & field, 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 every Boston Marathon since 1999. 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.