Hometown School Newsletter
December 21, 2021
What a Lovely Lunch
Teachers enjoyed a special holiday lunch from the Hometown Social Committee.
Enjoying time with friends
And the winners are....
Mrs. Strelow and Mr. George won the Ugly Sweater Contest.
Holiday Dress Down Days
Morning drop off
Shield Parent Portal
Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Maripat Coughlin
Meet Our Staff: Mrs.Coughlin
How long and what grades have you taught?
This is my 33rd year at Hometown School. I have taught 2nd and 4th grade. I have also taught small groups of reading and math support as a Title 1 teacher for grades K-5. I also worked as a librarian for a couple of years.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
I would love to travel back to Italy, Greece, and Ireland with my family. They are three of my favorite places and I would like to see them again with my kids. I would also like to rent an RV and travel out west. I think that would be a fun way to explore our beautiful country.
What is the best thing about working at Hometown?
The best thing about Hometown is the people. I have had the pleasure of working with the best, most hardworking teachers and staff. All decisions are made with the kids' best interest in mind. Also, the kids and families in Hometown are amazing. I have always felt very supported by the Hometown parents and community. I have recently started experiencing teaching the children of former students. It is so fun to see former students as parents raising their children where they were raised and went to school.
What is your favorite food?
I enjoy almost all types of food, however given a choice I would probably choose a homemade Italian meal. My daughter and I are trying to learn how to make pasta. We are not quite there yet, but we will keep trying.
Who is someone you admire and why?
I admire my parents the most. They were excellent role models for marriage and family. They always encouraged my brothers and I to find a balance between working hard and enjoying family and friends. They encouraged us to continue our education as much as possible and to travel whenever the opportunity presented itself.
If you see Ms.Coughlin around our school, make sure you say hello!!!
These two love spending time together
Enjoying time together!
Vacation in paradise
The Coughlins love spending time where the weather is warm