Welcome to the Missituk Elementary School!
I am very excited to begin another year with all of our returning families and heartily welcome all our new families into the Missituk Community. The school year will be a great one with many wonderful things planned for you and your child, both in and out of school. Please be sure to read the monthly newsletters that will be emailed to your address on file and posted to this website. This newsletter allows you to stay up-to-date with everything taking place at our school. I hope that you will refer to it often. Both the district and school websites include important pieces of information that enable you to remain in contact and informed all year long. Be sure to navigate the various wonderful links offered often.
Missituk’s dedicated staff of 70+ teachers, assistants, paraprofessionals, administrators, and other service providers, work with approximately 440 children. Our learning environment is child-centered and rich with interactive lessons in all curriculum areas. The Missituk also services the Therapeutic Learning Program and the Newcomer English Language Learner Program.
Our teachers focus on educating the whole child with meaningful, real-world experiences in a manner that is educational, valuable, and enjoyable. We are committed to meeting each child’s individual needs and ability level, which includes their well-being - socially and emotionally, as well as academically. We also encourage you to get involved in your child’s education in any way you can. The first thing you can do is get in touch with the Missituk PTO or your child’s teacher..
Some background on your principal, I am a native New Yorker who now resides in Brookline. My educational background led me to Medford via the Milford Public Schools where I spent 7 1/2 years as a principal and a quick half-year as the Assistant to the Principal. These were K-2 schools and so ten years ago, I was thrilled by the opportunity to join the MPS and lead in a PreK-5 school. Since that time, 37 Hicks has become my home away from home!
Before returning to education, I sold pharmaceuticals for Janssen Pharmaceutica. This was not my passion. Prior to that, I taught grade two at the Jakarta International School for four years, after having taught grades two and four in New York for 14 years. Finally, I am one of six children, so I understand what it is like to be one among many! Please know I will try my very best to make your children feel like an individual here at the Missituk.
We, at the Missituk, are committed to you and your family. It is important that we work together. To that end, it is extremely important that you know how to get in touch with us. The main telephone number is 781.393.2177 and each teacher has a direct extension listed on our website. Please note that ALL absences should be called into: 781.393.3503.
IT IS VITAL THAT ANY MESSAGE REQUIRING AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE NOT BE LEFT ON THE VOICEMAIL SYSTEM. MESSAGES THAT REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ATTENTION SHOULD ONLY BE DELIVERED TO A LIVE INDIVIDUAL.
You can also email any staff member by using their first initial and last name followed by medford.k12.ma.us. For example, my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome and I wish you many successes in the years ahead. Thank you for taking an active interest in your child’s learning…and please remember, “Teaching is a work of HEART!”