It's teacher appreciation week and all of our Hingham schools have been buzzing with activities to show our love for these local heroes. We asked you to share a few thoughts and memories of your favorite teachers and as always, Hingham delivers. There are many phenomenal teachers in our town, here are our reader's thoughts on a few that have made a BIG impact on their lives!
"Raise your hand if you’ve had Mary Aucoin for a teacher. My hand is raised high (PRS Kindergarten 1986-87). Mary Aucoin’s love for education and passion for teaching is present in everything she does. She has such a fun way of teaching – I still hear myself singing “It’s Clean Up Time”. Mary is a constant reminder that school, learning and education are not only important but exciting! There is a special kindness in Mary that she has shared with so many, in and out of the classroom. Thank you ,MarBear for being the BEST!"
-Sarah Stebbins Collard, HHS class of 1999
"I love Mrs. Gill because she makes learning math really fun!"
-Brooks Johnson, South School, 3rd Grade
"We are students at South School and our beloved Gym teacher Mr. B is a fun, loving and playful teacher who is always making people laugh. He also coaches the Hingham Harborwomen's basketball team. When we go to school and ask people who their favorite teacher is, everyone loves Mr. B. He is a great teacher!"
-Paige Hutchison, South School, 3rd Grade and Harper Winters, South Elementary, 1st Grade
"Madeline Martin teaches 2nd grade at Foster School. She stands out because she genuinely appreciates and accepts the children for who they are as individuals. She works hard to connect with each child in her class and responds to each child’s needs as they evolve and change. We’ve had many good teachers (and I come from a family of teachers!) but Mrs. Martin stands out for her commitment, authenticity and compassion.
Did I mention her students excel academically, too? Last year, her class produced 7 students who won CML math awards - more than any other classroom in Hingham! She also turned my child into a rock star reader - the child can’t pass a book without picking it up and turning a few pages"
-Sonia Steele, Foster Parent
“Mrs. O’Brien is an amazing teacher and all the kids just adore her. She has this calming presence that amazes me and I’m constantly in awe of how peaceful a class full of kindergartners can be with her at the helm. She has filled our bucket all year long and for that we are grateful.”
-Hilary Jenison, PRS Parent
"I love Mrs Hobson because she is kind and a great teacher. She reads us stories that I love!"
-Delaney Johnson, South School, Kindergarten
"Mrs. Hobson teaches great stuff like the continent song."
-Lila Ghirighelli, South School, 1st Grade
"Mrs. Hobson is the best teacher ever because she is so nice.
-Michael Ghiringhelli, South School, Kindergarten
"Mrs. Warren at Hingham Nursery School is always so loving and positive and caring. Every morning she has a smile on her face and is genuinely excited to see her kids in the morning. You can’t find someone who loves her job more than her!"
-Kyley Weida, Hingham Nursery School Parent
"Ms. Burritt is a first grade teacher at PRS and words cannot possibly do her justice! Her calm, kind and encouraging approach has given my son a love of learning and school which is such an incredible gift as he begins his education. I’ve watched his confidence soar this year. She puts in extra effort at all times- volunteering for school events, setting up special in-class activities, sharing their daily news on her blog with us, and attending her students games to cheer them on. I wish every child could be so lucky to have Ms. Burritt as a teacher and friend!"
-Kelly Crowley Gorra, HHS Class of 1999 and PRS Parent
"I love Mrs. Duncan because she lets us have treats for snack and she's pretty.
-Liam Roy, Pre-K at Preschool Playmates