Mauritha Sidebottom teaches Special Education at King Philip Regional High School. She has been in the field of education for seven years. Ms. Sidebottom’s years of experience and proven knowledge of special education, has earned her the skills to successfully fulfill her role as a teacher at King Philip High. She has built strong relationships with her students and has the support of administrators, collaborating with colleagues about Social/Emotional Programing for students. The students like Ms. Sidebottom and are doing very well with their grades. Ms. Sidebottom is the first to get to work early and the last to stay late every day. She is dedicated to helping her students succeed.
Ms. Sidebottom received a Masters in Moderate Disabilities 5-12 from American International College, B.S. in Urban Forestry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Associate’s degree from Stockbridge School of Agriculture. She was the treasurer of SAIFD in college. Ms. Sidebottom is attending Northcentral University in San Diego, CA where she will receive her Doctorate in Ed.D with a concentration in Special Education, expected graduation is July 2022. Ms. Sidebottom is also involved in the community participating in several walkathons and craft fairs raising money for cancer research. As of February 3rd she has raised $5200 for cancer.
Ms. Sidebottom was recognized as Teacher of the Month for October of 2015 and May of 2016, and was honored with the Verbeck award in May of 2000.
Ms. Sidebottom says her family has been her biggest supporters. They are her partner Jeremy Pollock, her two sons Jacob and Benjamin Forrette (who keep her busy 7 days a week), mother Barbara Baird, father -The late Roland Geloran, brothers John Sidebottom, Sean Geloran, Maren Geloran, Aunts, Uncles, and other family members – Joyce and Al Moulton, Helen and the late Roy Conrad, Mary and Bill Baird, Kim and Lester Grooms, Francine O’Connell and Daniel Tibbetts, Michelle Geloran, Bob and Nancy Pollock, many cousins, and friends.
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