Brett Pangburn joined Excel’s staff in 2006 as the sixth grade English teacher at Excel AcademyEast Boston. In addition to teaching, he also serves as the sixth 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 Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College, a Juris Doctorate from the Northeastern University School of Law, and a Master of Education from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.