Faculty Spots

Scott Hutchison: English

posted Mar 8, 2017, 4:11 AM by Brenda McGee   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 4:35 AM ]



 About Scott:
  • Grew up in Virginia.
  • Enjoys hiking with his dog, writing, canoe/kayaking, and fishing.
  • Scott considers himself a New Englander (rather than a Southerner where he grew up).
   High School Memories: 
  • Favorite subject was English--always loved a good story.
  • Sports: cross country, soccer, and track. 
  • Extracurricular activities: Key Club, 4-H, drama, Lit Mag. 
College:
  • Undergrad: Virginia Tech, BA in English. 
  • Grad School: Middlebury College, MA English Lit; Vermont College, MFA Writing.  
Why Teaching?

"I receive as much as I give--students fill me with happiness and inspiration."

What Classes Do You Teach? 

"Senior English classes, Creative Writing, Unified Writing and the occasional sophomore class.

What Makes GHS So Special?

"It is a place to grow--that's still happening for me."

Thomas Raymond

posted Jan 24, 2017, 10:42 AM by Brenda McGee   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 10:58 AM ]

Thomas Raymond: Mathematics 

About Thomas:
  • Grew up in Saint Albans, Vermont.
  • Has an older sister and brother. 
  • Enjoys fishing, coaching the girl's soccer team, spending time with his wife and dog, playing fantasy football and running. 
  • An 8th year teacher, with 6 being at GHS and two previously at Saint Johnsbury Academy in Vermont. 
High School Memories: 
  • Played soccer, ice hockey, baseball, golf, saxophone player in the band and sang in the chorus.  
  • Enjoyed math but also social studies because of a great and inspiring teacher. 
  • Won state championships in both ice hockey and soccer. 
College:
  • Attended Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont. 
  • B.S. in Mathematics with a licensure to teach Secondary Education (grades 7-12). 
  • Completes M.Ed. in Educational Leadership on October 17th, 2016!!!
Why Teaching?

"I enjoy teaching because of the students. It's rewarding to see their growth from day to day, especially when you observe a student having an 'ah-ha' moment when they are able to understand a concept that they had been previously struggling with. The positive relationships I have built and will continue to build with the students of GHS drives my passion for teaching. High schoolers also seem to get my dry sense of humor!"

What Classes Do You Teach? 

"I currently teach Algebra I and Precalculus, but, I've also taught Algebra 2 and Geometry as well. It's fun to teach an array of math classes because I am afforded the opportunity to teach a wide range of students;  it's nice to get to know everybody!" 

What Makes GHS So Special?

"GHS is a special place because of a combination of the students, my colleagues and the community. It's a great school where everyone knows your name and is willing to help you out whenever you need it. It truly feels like a work environment where I am 'at home.'"

Sarah Hengstenberg

posted Jan 24, 2017, 10:39 AM by Brenda McGee   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 10:58 AM ]

Sarah Hengstenberg: Science

About Sarah:
  • Grew up in Skowhegan, Maine
  • Enjoys hiking in her free time. Sarah and her husband are currently hiking the forty-eight 4,000 footers in NH and only have 7 left! 
  • Enjoys spending time with her family, reading, napping, shopping, baking, cooking, cuddling with her dogs, looking at cute animal pictures/videos on the internet as well as watching TV (Survivor, The Walking Dead, and The Office are some of her favorites).
  • She is not a morning person! On the weekends she sleeps until 9 am, so first block is tough for her just like it is for the students!
High School Memories: 
  • Favorite subjects were Math and French. Math,  came easily to Sarah and her French teacher  made being in class fun.
  • Sports: soccer (indoor and outdoor) and ran indoor track.
  • Student council president.
  • Speech team.
  • National Honor Society
College:
  • The University of Maine Orono.
  • Majored in: Wildlife Ecology. 
  • Grad School: University of Southern Maine - earned teacher certification in Life Science for grades 7-12 and many graduate credits on top of that. 
  • Currently taking graduate courses at PSU to finish graduate degree (finally).
Why Teaching?

"I enjoy teaching because of the connections I make with students and the opportunities to provide learning experiences for them that are meaningful for their life after high school."

What Classes Do You Teach? 

"I teach Physics Survey (9th grade science) and Physics (12th grade science).

What Makes GHS So Special?

"GHS is a special place to teach because it allows teachers the flexibility to teach content while also getting to know the students on a more personal level. That makes a difference in the classroom for both me and my students."

Amy Tripp

posted Jan 24, 2017, 10:34 AM by Brenda McGee   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 10:34 AM ]

Amy Tripp: Physical Education and Health 

   About Amy:
  • Grew up in Tauranga, New Zealand.
  • Enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, coaching, traveling, and getting together with friends.
  • She welcomes the opportunity to help any student with health/nutrition/fitness.
   High School Memories: 
  • Favorite subject was physical education because she excelled at it.
  • Sports: Volleyball and basketball. 
  • Yearbook
  College:
  • Otago University, New Zealand. 
  • Majored in: Physical Education. 
  • Grad School: Currently enrolled in master's degree program for Health Education at Plymouth State University.
Why Teaching?

"I feel like I make a difference in young peoples lives in a positive, healthy way. When I see all the negative in the world I feel like I can at least help young people in a small way and that gives me hope, motivation, and satisfaction."

What Classes Do You Teach? 

"Physical Education-PE/Fitness, Personal Fitness, Life guarding, and Conditioning for Maximum Performance.

What Makes GHS So Special?

"The faculty, students, and administration for the most part are positive and work together to help students thrive and prepare for life after high school."

Scott Hutchison

posted Jan 24, 2017, 10:29 AM by Brenda McGee   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 10:29 AM ]

Scott Hutchison:  English

 About Scott:
  • Grew up in Virginia.
  • Enjoys hiking with his dog, writing, canoe/kayaking, and fishing.
  • Scott considers himself a New Englander (rather than a Southerner where he grew up).
   High School Memories: 
  • Favorite subject was English--always loved a good story.
  • Sports: cross country, soccer, and track. 
  • Extracurricular activities: Key Club, 4-H, drama, Lit Mag. 
College:
  • Undergrad: Virginia Tech, BA in English. 
  • Grad School: Middlebury College, MA English Lit; Vermont College, MFA Writing.  
Why Teaching?

"I receive as much as I give--students fill me with happiness and inspiration."

What Classes Do You Teach? 

"Senior English classes, Creative Writing, Unified Writing and the occasional sophomore class.

What Makes GHS So Special?

"It is a place to grow--that's still happening for me."

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