Core Academic Programs

At BAMS, both students and staff members are organized into teams of 7th and 8th graders. Core teams, both students and teachers, are identified as Teams Canis Major, Team Leo, Team Draco, and Team Taurus, named after constellations. Students in each of the core teams share a common group of core teachers—English, math, science, social studies and, as appropriate, receive the services of Academic Support or Special Education. Core teams loop, meaning that they teach the same group of students for two years, beginning in their 7th-grade year and continuing with these students through the end of their 8th-grade year.

The following links will take you to the content area curriculum.


Team Leo                                                             Team Draco
Tom Patuto - Math                                                 Peggy Maxfield - Math
Matt Betz - Science                                            Jake McDermott - Science
Jessica Earp - Social Studies                                Joe Rivers - Social Studies
Jessica Montenieri - English                                       Elizabeth Scanlon - English

Team Canis Major                                                Team Taurus
   Eric Libardoni - Math                                              Debi Serafino - Math
                                                      Kristie Henderson - Science                                   Stephanie Pike - Science                                                  
                                 Scott Davenport - Social Studies              Anne Koplinka-Loehr - 2nd semester - Social Studies       
                   Gabriella Raccio - English                       Joe Powers - 1st semester - Social Studies
                                                                                              Canis Major Facebook Page                                     Rebecca Twaites - English