Hello YA Families!  My name is Sonya James.   I am an aunt of 9 nieces and nephews and have been working with children for much of my life.  

This is my first year teaching 5th grade Math and Science, but I have been a 4th grade teacher at YA for the past five years.  

I am a Boston native, and a product of BPS. I attended Umass Amherst for my undergraduate studies, and obtained my Masters degree through Umass Boston (Boston Teacher Residency).  

I love the idea of giving back to students who are from my community, growing up in similar circumstances. I take joy in being a consistent source of love and encouragement for my scholars.  I believe that they can achieve their goals, whatever they may be, with proper guidance and support.

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