Adam Metcalf, Mexico Middle School 7th Grade History Teacher and Proud to be MACS honoree for April 2017, was recognized at the MACS Board of Education (BOE) meeting on April 13, 2017, at Mexico Middle School.
Mr. Metcalf grew up in Oswego and was a member of the last graduating class of Bishop Cunningham High School in 1992. He attended St. John Fisher College in Rochester and earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1996. By 1998 he had earned his master’s degree in education, and student taught at Mexico Middle School with Terry Rossman the same year.
Mr. Metcalf began his teaching career with one year in Front Royal, Virginia and one year in Oswego. In the fall of 2001 he began teaching at Mexico Middle School.
Mr. Metcalf comes from a family of teachers and reports that he is a third generation teacher. His father taught 7th grade history for 20-plus years and his mother was a kindergarten teacher. “In my family if you aren’t a teacher, you’re married to one,” he says.
Speaking about his role as a teacher Mr. Metcalf says, “The best part of my job is the kids who laugh and work hard. I work with good people and have great students so it ends up being an easy job. If anyone is going to consider me a good teacher it is because I’ve had colleagues I’ve gone to for help and ideas.”
In addition, for the past five years Mr. Metcalf has remained after school each day as an After School Activities Program (ASAP) leader.
Considering the Proud to be MACS award, he says, “It’s a great honor. It makes me reflect on all the people that have helped me out through the years. And it also makes me appreciate how good I’ve got it.”
Mr. Metcalf lives in Oswego in the house that has been in his family for nearly 80 years. He is married to Helene, a speech pathologist, and they are parents to four children: Sam who is 15 years old, Sean who is 12, Josie who is nine, and Wilson, seven.
Pictured, from left to right, are: MACS District Superintendent Sean Bruno, MACS BOE Members Merrilee Gorton and Amy Shaw, Adam Metcalf, MACS BOE Member Janice Clark, MACS BOE Vice President Darlene Upcraft, MACS BOE Member Connie Douglas, and MACS BOE President James Emery, and MACS BOE Member Chad Bigelow.