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Virginia (Ginnie) Pinard

Ginnie is an experienced teacher who grew up in North Dakota and Montana where she earned her undergraduate degree in French and English with a minor in education.  She began her teaching career in Honolulu and worked her way across the United States. Her contracts have been held in Hawaii, Washington, Montana, and New Hampshire The range of students is wide; they include seventh and eighth grade classes to post-secondary classes.  Her certifications has been  for French, English, ESOL, and she has been called on to teach sections of International Issues, has been a semi-finalist for NH Educator of the Year twice, and named World Language Teacher of the Year for NH once.  She retired from full time employment in 2007 and when asked if she wished to assist in creating a STEM charter school, she responded in the affirmative.

Julie Santis

Julie hails originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Bucknell University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.  After college, she moved to Boston and worked in the world of finance for several years.  Working in Insurance and finance was interesting, but Julie realized that teaching was ultimately what she saw herself doing for a career.  She went back to school for her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College.  She taught high school mathematics in the Boston area for many years in two different communities.  After the birth of her first child, Julie took time off from teaching to raise her family.   During this time Julie was active in substitute teaching, tutoring and math enrichment in the Hopkinton School district.   She is happy to be back among high school students coaching math at TEAMS bringing strong real world and educational experience.  Julie currently lives in Hopkinton with her husband, three daughters and three dogs.

Scott Palmer

A Concord native, Scott is a veteran teacher with a wide range of experience.  He holds teaching certifications in both Language Arts and Life Science, and has taught both subjects from Junior High through college level.  Scott's Masters Degree is in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State where he was engaged in a Teacher Corps project.  He enjoys teaching in one-on-one situations as well as in traditional classrooms.  Scott and his wife, a French teacher, have three adult sons.  Scott has been known to haunt old book stores and espresso shops.

Dan Larochelle