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.