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ABOUT MR. BEDALOW

I am Mr. Bedalow and I am excited to be your child’s teacher this year.  I look forward to working with you and your child, hoping that their Jr. High experience in my Social Studies and/or SSA classes will be educational, fun, memorable, and impactful. This is my twenty-second year at Komarek School. I earned my B.S. from St. Xavier University in 1999, with a Major in Elementary Education and a Minor in History.  In 2005, I earned my M.A. from St. Xavier in Educational Administration and Supervision. From 1999-2001, 2012-2016, I taught 5th grade.  I served as Jr. High Social Studies teacher from 2001-2012, returning to Jr. High in 2016; I am tremendously excited to teach Social Studies, as well as Social Studies Academy, a course I created, focused on financial literacy.  In my tenure at Komarek, I have also coached many sports and supervised many student activities; this year I will coach 8th grade girls basketball. I also moderate the Geography Bee and the History Bee and have started a History Club.  I have very high academic standards for my students, as well as strict behavior expectations. I want this school year to be your child’s most productive and successful, ever. I want them to grow confident in their learning abilities, but also mature socially and emotionally as they experience their early-adolescent years.  To meet these goals, I ask for your support and cooperation at home to complement the work I am doing in the classroom. By keeping the lines of communication open and working together, I am sure your child will have a wonderful experience this year. Please, never hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns. Also, be sure to utilize my Teacher Pages via the Komarek website and Google Classroom for homework information and other announcements, and log-in to PowerSchool, anytime, to check grades.

Looking forward to a fantastic year...