Middle School English Language Arts Teacher
Phone: (914) 510 - 2286
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in English Literature; MA in Teaching; Certification to teach 7-12 ELA
Mr. Michael Mezzancello
Hello and welcome. My name is Mr. Michael Mezzancello and I will be your child's ELA teacher this year.
All of my work is posted to Microsoft Teams; your child has been using this platform to the best of their ability for around 2 years, though confusion is bound to happen at times. Therefore, it is important that when your child needs assitance, they reach out to me and their other teachers.
Lessons will be synchronous--students will actively engage in real-time video lessons on Teams. Some lessons will be asynchronous--students will be given a recorded video instructing them on a task. It is my expectation that all students engage with both styles of lessons.
I am here to support all of my students to ensure they continue to refine and develop their skills in ELA. Please contact me with any questions. All contact information is provided below under Contact Information.
Mr. Michael Mezzancello
The best way to stay in contact with me is through Class Dojo. Use the "Messages" function in Class Dojo to directly get in contact with me. Please check Class Dojo often to stay connected to any announcements about what is going on within my classroom. Please do not expect responses past 7:00pm.
Work Phone: (914) 510 - 2286
The second best way to stay in contact with me is through texting my work phone. Send me a text message at this number and include your name and the name of your child. I will respond within the day. Call and leave a voicemail if I am unable to respond immediately. Expect a call-back within 1 day. Please do not expect responses past 7:00pm.
I will check email Monday-Friday between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. I will respond within 1-3 days.
Using the Microsoft Teams Platform
This is what my students have access to on Microsoft Teams:
- assignments and due dates;
- feedback on assignments;
- 1:1 communication with me, the teacher.
- group chats to discuss work;
- video calls to participate in Mini-Lessons;
- access to all resources I would normally use in class.
Mr. Mezzancello's Office Hours
My office hours are from 8:30am -- 3:30pm, Monday - Friday. If you require assistance or have a question, I am available on all platforms: work phone (text and phone calls), Class Dojo, and school email.
During these hours, students are expected to attend synchronous video lessons in real-time with me. I am answering any questions students have; I am providing feedback to student work; I am grading student work; I am keeping in contact with parents; and, I am available to discuss anything that is needed from parents or students. If you cannot reach me right away, I will get back to you when I can.