Antonio Ferreira

Antonio Ferreira ’23

History & Secondary Education, Class of 2023
ESL Fellow
Beverly Public Schools

Double Major Puts His Education To Work At Beverly Public Schools

Antonio is a recent graduate of Merrimack College who double majored in History & Secondary Education. While at Merrimack, Antonio was an active member of the student body. He was part of the film club, austin scholars, and an active member of the yearly mack gives back event. While an austin scholar, he held interviews for their podcast with various faculty members on campus. He also participated in an internship during his undergraduate career. “I did student teaching at Andover West Middle School. I shadowed a host teacher in the beginning of the year and then I took over the class during the second half of the school year. It gave me the students and opportunity to be my own teacher. I was free to try new things, make mistakes, and grow as an educator. My host teacher became a mentor to me and helped every step of the way.”

When asked how earning his degree at Merrimack prepared him for his career, Antonio said that “it makes me feel empowered – I can handle any challenge coming my way. I feel confident that I can be successful. I am also happy that I am in the field that I want to be in.” He currently works at Beverly Public Schools where he acts as an ESL fellow, helping students learn English as a second language.

I wanted to attend Merrimack because they have the best resources and staff that get you ready and knowledgeable for the workforce.”

Antonio has some advice for future Warriors: “Time management is important when you are tasked with a big job. Plan out how you can break it up and it becomes less daunting. Being organized and ahead of the game will only help you. I never felt like I was alone. Your advisor here will be friendly and informative and help to make you less anxious about college. I did not have any older siblings who went to college and could help me. I was afraid of doing it all on my own, but that was far from the truth.”