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District Mission Statement
“It is the mission of the Oxford Public Schools that
all students will be prepared to enter the 21st Century as globally
prepared people with a base in technology, an appreciation for learning, and an
understanding of the diversity they will meet each day. Further, the Oxford
Public Schools will challenge, educate, and nurture all students by maximizing
each child’s ability and potential through programs integrated with the
community, industry, and post-secondary schools.”
My name is Mr. James
Painchaud although my students usually call me Mr. PC.
This is my second year in the
position of Computer Science teacher for Oxford High School, and I am very
excited and happy to have been given the opportunity to continue an agressive,
engaging, and challenging Computer Science
program for the students and staff within the Oxford Public School District.
Prior to coming to Oxford I
spent four years within the Springfield Public School District acting in the
roles of a high school Instructional Technology as well as an Instructional
Technology Specialist helping teachers in the incorporation of technology into
For three years prior to
teaching in Springfield I taught Computer Science and Science - Technology in
Ludlow, Ma. , and previous to teaching in Ludlow I taught computer science in
Bellingham at their alternate high school for three years, and spent another
four years before Bellingham teaching middle and high school students in
Before becoming a teacher I
worked as a software engineer for many years and have been fortunate enough to
watch technology evolve over the past couple of decades.
I hold a Master's Degree in
Education with a concentration in Instructional Technology Leadership from
Fitchburg State University, and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from
It is my hope that each
student and staff member builds a confidence and appreciation for technology and
becomes aware of all the opportunities it provides for our young people today.
I look forward to teaching
and sharing many learning experiences with all of you this year!
Thanks and have a great