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ABOUT MR. BEDALOW

Welcome to my teacher pages which I hope you find helpful and informative. I am thrilled to be your child's social studies teacher for 6th, 7th and 8th grades. I look forward to working with you and your child, hoping that their JH experience in my social studies classes will be educational, fun, memorable, and impactful. This is my twenty-third 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 JH Social Studies teacher from 2001-2012, returning to JH in 2016; I am tremendously excited to teach social studies, have so much to share with you and hope to instill in you a love of history that will last for the rest of your life.  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...

Congratulations to Diana Garcia (Komarek Class of 2021) who was selected by Mr. Bedalow for the 2021 Richard Gilder History Prize.  This annual honor is an opportunity to recognize a promising and passionate history student at Komarek School, as well as students at schools across the country.  Winners were sent a copy of Why Documents Matter, a book of foundational documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection.  We applaud Diana on her history scholarship and wish her all the best in her Freshman year at Riverside-Brookfield High School.