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History Alum Sean Lobberecht sitting outside on some barrells.

UMass Lowell History Department Alum Spotlight

Introducing Sean Lobberecht ('17)...

Since earning his B.A. in History, Sean has been occupied teaching…

In 2019, he served as a long-term substitute geography teacher in Westford at Blanchard Middle School. For the 2020-21 school year, he worked as a geography and math teacher at Pyne Arts Middle School in Lowell, where part of his job involved instructing autistic students. He has now procured a full-time teaching position at Waltham’s JFK Middle School, where he teaches geography and ancient civilizations.

At JFK Middle School, Sean has been eager to launch a club called “Discovering Justice.” This non-profit organization pairs students with local lawyers and other members of the legal profession, allowing students to learn more about the legal system, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The program culminates in the students arguing a case before an actual state or federal judge in a mock trial.

Besides his rewarding work as a teacher, Sean is also hoping to be accepted into UMass Boston’s online Master of History Program.

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