Phone: 508-384-1000, x. 3255


Degrees and Certifications:

1987 - Bachelor of Arts in History & Social Sciences - Rhode Island College 1988 - Certificate of Graduate Studies in British Imperial and Canadian Political History - Western University, London, Ontario, Canada 1996 - Master of Arts in Teaching History & British Imperial & Commonwealth History - Rhode Island College MA Teaching Certification: History, 9 - 12

Mr. Joseph J. Ferreira, Jr.

Rm. 255 - Academic Wing
Grady Theatre/Rm. 461 - Theatre/Arts Wing

I have been with the KPRHS Department of History & Social Sciences since 1996 as a teacher of College Preparatory and Honours Modern World History. I have also taught US History, World Cultures and Technical Theatre.  I am the manager of the school district's theatre spaces as well as the Web master for both the Department of History & Social Sciences and for KP Drama & GAPS.

Teaching Fellowships in History

Professional Memberships:

My complete professional resume may be found here.

Unusual facts about me:

  • I have been in the vicinity of terrorist bombings or foiled bomb plots in London three times in my life (and I am NOT anxious to try for a fourth time!).
  • My favourite film directors are Alfred Hitchcock & Mel Brooks.
  • I am a big fan of Opus, the penguin from the recently resurrected comic strip "Bloom County."
  • I was accepted into graduate school at Columbia University, but the University of Western Ontario gave me a full tuition scholarship AND a teaching assistantship for income, so I went to Canada.
  • I once fell asleep (from jet lag) on the shoulder of a countess in the Royal Box at the Prince Edward Theatre in London while watching the musical Chess.

NPR Education: Helpful Hints to Succeed in School:
The Atlantic Education Column: Don't Give Up on the Lecture
And now, a little appropriate history-themed music, courtesy of Mr. Peabody & Sherman: