Matthew Paquette brings five years of education experience to teaching sixth- and seventh-grade English/language arts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is particularly fond of teaching poetry. Mr. Paquette appreciates the diversity and work ethic of GCVS students and the family atmosphere among the staff. A native of West Springfield, Mass., he plays the guitar, cooks, and spends time outside with his children.