Mattapoisett , MA - 9/06/2016: L-R Frank Calore, 69, of Wareham, a retired teacher with 40 years experience in the Acton-Boxborough School District, is considered the gold standard. He is with Michael Devoll, Principal of Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett (David L Ryan/Globe Staff Photo) SECTION: REGIONAL TOPIC xxsosubstitute

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Frank Calore of Wareham (left), a retired teacher with 40 years of experience in the classroom, fills in as a substitute teacher at two school districts near his home. He spoke with Michael Devoll, principal of Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett, recently.

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