We are excited to announce a few new staff members that will be joining our school community this year as well as some teacher assignment changes that were made in preparation for the new school year.
Mrs. Marybeth Cornwall comes to us with extensive experience from the Pilgrim Area Collaborative program where she has consulted with multiple teachers and staff on special education programming. She will be taking over Ms. Karsarjian’s position since Ms. K. is exploring new opportunities in a nearby district. We are thrilled to welcome Mrs. Cornwall to our Hobomock team!
We are also happy to expand our special education program by adding a fifth classroom this year based on student enrollment. We are happy to welcome Ms. Amanda Mazolla to our Hobomock team! She comes to us from the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District with a strong background in special education instruction. She has already met many of the students that she will be servicing this year since she has been working over the summer at our extended school year program.
As a result of the school committee’s decision to increase the reading specialist position to a full-time position at each of our elementary schools, we were fortunate to find and hire Ms. Cheryl Kelly. Ms. Kelly comes to us from the Abington Public Schools where she has taught special education for the past nine years. She has also received extensive training in reading instruction which made her the perfect fit for our newly expanded reading specialist position.
We also had an opportunity to hire a new paraprofessional to assist us this school year. Ms. Jocelyn Ingram also comes to us from the Whitman-Hanson Regional School district where she was a learning coach in grades one and two. Jocelyn will be a wonderful addition to our skilled paraprofessional staff.
In addition to these exciting additions to our staff, we welcome back our Assistant Principal, Mrs. Cross. You may remember Mrs. Cross as Ms. Pierce. She was married at the end of the school year and waited for the new school year to let the students know of her name change. Congratulations, Mrs. Cross!