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8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

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I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the Univeristy of Maryland and a Masters of Arts degree in Teaching from Montclair State University. I have been teaching at Lincoln Park Middle School for 15 plus years. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, coaching sports, and fishing.


Welcome to Mr. Spencer's Classroom

Year Objectives:

  • To be an organized and prepared student
  • To be able to analyze and interpret primary & secondary sources of information
  • To comprehend and evaluate the causes and effects of historical events
  • To become critical thinkers and independent learners


The marking period average is based on all work including tests, quizzes, essays, projects, homework, and class participation. Student's notebooks are graded and count as part of their class participation grade

Student grades can be accessed through the Genesis Parent Portal at

Extra Credit: Will be incorporated into tests, projects, and homework

Extra Help:  It is available


  • Binder with dividers
  • Pens/pencils
  • Computer Memory stick/USB Flash Drive



Phone: (973) 696-5520

Students who email Mr. Spencer must use their school provided gmail account in order to receive a detailed response.

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