Brett Pangburn joined Excel’s staff in 2006 as the 6th grade English teacher at Excel Academy–East Boston. In addition to teaching, he also serves as the 6th Grade Level Content Chair for the Excel network. Brett’s accomplishments in the classroom have been both locally and nationally recognized: TNTP named him a semi-finalist for the 2014 Fishman Prize, and he was selected by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) as a finalist for the 2016 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year award. Brett holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College, a J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law, and an M.Ed. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.