Karen MacKinnon ~ K-8 Ela/Social Studies & Title I Director
Favorite Books: The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, Little Lumpty by Miko Imai, Hair Love by Matthew Cherry. Masters Degree: Lesley University Years Teaching: 30 years. Family: My husband Jack, and our three kids Kailin, Sean and Mara. Hobbies: Reading, taking long walks, traveling, going to the beach.
Alicia sham Burrell School
Favorite Books:Tiger Rising and Because of Winn Dixie by Kate Di Camillo, Pie and Honey by Sarah Weeks, Harry Potter Series by J. K, Rowling and all Mo Willems books. Masters Degree: Bridgewater State University Years Teaching: 21 years Family: My husband Isaac, our son Mitchel and our daughter Addison. Hobbies: Reading, walking, running, and spending time with my family.
Melissa Zechello BURRELL SCHOOL
Favorite Books: Bedtime for Francis, by Lillian Hoban, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel and Children Make Terrible Pets, by Peter Brown and authors Aaron Blabey and Mo Willems. Masters Degree: Bridgewater State University Years Teaching: 23 years Family: Husband, Brian and two daughters, Brooke and Juliana. Hobbies: Reading, listening to Music, crafting with my girls, and shopping!
Jennifer Howe Igo School
Favorite Books: One Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle by Jude Isabella, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox. Masters Degree: Lesley University Years Teaching: 19 years Family: My husband Will, our son, Benjamin and our daughter Eleanor. Hobbies: Crossfitting, spending time at the beach, reading.
Wendy Smith Igo School
Favorite Books:Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney; The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney; 26 Fairmount Avenue by Tomie dePaola; Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper. Masters Degree: Bridgewater State University Years Teaching: 27 years Family: My husband, Michael; son, William and two yellow Labradors Scout & Kelsey. Hobbies: Reading, kayaking, music, cooking, scouting volunteer.
Stephanie Moore Igo School
Favorite Books/Authors:Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Peter Reynolds, J.K. Rowling, National Geographic Kids! Masters Degrees: Sacred Heart University, UMASS Lowell Years Teaching: 16 years Family: My husband, Jeff, our son Andrew and our daughter, Lily. Hobbies: Reading, spending time with family and children, biking/skiing/beaching and nature.
Danna Collins Taylor School
Favorite Books: Piggie and Gerald books by Mo Willems. Masters Degree: Bridgewater State College Years Teaching: 27 years Family: My husband Kris, our daughter Tess, and our son Reed. Hobbies: reading, bike riding, Scrabble.
Diane Noonan Taylor School
Favorite Books:Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco , The Little Old Man Who Could Not Read by Irma Simonton Black, Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett. Masters Degree: Westfield State University Years Teaching: 30 years Family: My husband Sean and my boys; Daniel, Patrick, and Jack. Hobbies: walking, reading, baking, word games and puzzles.