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Joseph Modugno

Joseph Modugno

English & Humanities Teacher
BA, English Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MFA, Creative Writing, University of California, Irvine
High Mowing School and Abbot Hill are true hidden gems of New England.
Currently an English and humanities teacher in the high school, Joseph first came to High Mowing in 2021 as a participant in our teacher apprenticeship program. As a runner and former lacrosse athlete, Joseph enjoys exercise and athletics and also serves as a coach in our cross-country and track & field programs.
Joseph began his education at West Point before transferring to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. After graduating college, he served in the Peace Corps in western China then completed his master’s degree at the University of California, Irvine.
With degrees in literature and literary fiction writing, Joseph brings his passion for reading and writing to his work with High Mowing's students. By reading and discussing great works of literature with young people, his goal is to inspire his students to seek truth and fulfill their highest potential, to impart meaningful purpose to their lives, and to contribute courageously to the positive development of the world.
Joseph lives with his wife and their two young children on Abbot Hill. He continues to enjoy trekking and traveling in the mountains of Asia and the Greater Himalayas when he and his family are able to return to China during summer holidays. When on the Hill, Joseph enjoys hanging out at the Temple-Wilton Community Farm and learning more about biodynamic farming, raw whole milk and traditional nutrient-dense, whole food diets. He and his family are proud members of the TWCF CSA and of the Weston A. Price Foundation and feel blessed to have discovered High Mowing School and this hidden gem of New England.


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