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Education

B.A. in Elementary Education     Barrington College, Barrington, Rhode Island

     Minor in Fine Arts



Bio

Oh, so many years condensed into a little summary?  Hmmmmmm...  I was born in Westerly, R.I. and grew up in North Stonigton, CT.  I graduated from Wheeler High School in North Stonington, CT. and then entered Barrington College, Barrington, R.I.  I met my husband, Richard (Dick) Hanson at college, shortly before receiving my B.A. degree in Elementary Education.  We were married that summer and set off for Maine where we had both landed teaching jobs.  I taught Second Grade in Rockport while he taught Jr. High in the town of Union.

I taught for two and one half years before starting our family.  Our two daughters were born there in Maine followed by the birth of two sons in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.  (Dick was a Guidance Counselor there.)  Our third son was born in Westerly Rhode Island. 

We were only in Canada for a few years before returning to New England.  We made a few skips and hops around the area before heading to Provo, Utah where Dick worked as a Counselor for Vietnam Veterans and I cleaned house (my own, plus 14 others) to bring in a few extra dollars. 

I loved being at home with my children and did so for many years.  When Dick decided to get back into the Public Education System we moved to Glenns Ferry, Idaho where he worked as their Guidance Counselor.  After our last move to Terreton I decided that it was time for me to get back into Education , too.  I worked on becoming recertified while I did part time work in the Heart of the Valley Library.  Then, when the opportunity came, I wrote a proposal to bring music back to the Elementary School and worked for four years with the children in Terreton and Hamer.  I've been singing since I was a toddler but teaching Uke, Recorder, Boomwhackers and Bells meant some fun learning times for me!

During this time I headed up the WindWalker Scholarshhip Fun Run/Walk and led a great, non-profit diet group.

When the opening for a FIrst/Second Split arose in Hamer my husband said, " Why don't you apply.  I'll take care of the house and you can go back to the classroom."  So here I am; grateful that Dick held true to his offer, grateful for the great staff that I get to work with daily, and grateful for the opportunity to work with First and Second Graders.  These children take such giant steps in learning.  I can't help but be amazed by them.

I have many interests.  I'm addicted to making and giving away crocheted doilies.  I love to sew and quilt, knit mittens and Christmas stockings, create gifts, read, sing, make puzzles, garden and especially to visit my children and grandchildren who now live in Arizona, Utah, North Carolina, California, Virginia, and Idaho.