Meet Mrs. Smith
Hi there! My name is Myrsini Smith and I am pleased to introduce myself to the parents and children of Chandler Elementary. My family and I moved to Duxbury from Pennsylvania eight years ago. I have three children, two sons ages 19 and 17, and a daughter who is 14. My educational background consists of a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Temple University and a Master's degree in Special Education from C.W. Post University. My experience includes a number of years teaching 1st grade in New York and Pennsylvania as well as teaching Preschool when my own children were very young. I was fortunate to begin teaching Kindergarten here at Chandler in January of 2012. I strive to form close relationships with my students and to build a community of learners where everyone feels safe to take risks and appreciated. Looking forward to getting to know all of you. Get ready for some fun!
Meet Mrs. Powers
Hi! My name is Mary Powers. I'm one of the two Kindergarten assistants working in Mrs. Smith's classroom. My husband and I have lived in Duxbury for 31 years. We have two kids, our son who is 24, graduated from Washington College and is currently working as a technical recruiter for TEK Systems in Baltimore and coaching H.S. hockey. My daughter is 29 and married and is a Physical Therapist in Southern Maine. This will be my 16th year as a Kindergarten assistant at Chandler School and my fifth year working with Mrs. Smith. I'm looking forward to meeting you and your children.
Meet Mrs. White
Hi! My name is Pam White. This will be my fourth year working in the afternoon as Mrs. Smith's assistant. I spent my childhood in Duxbury. My husband and I moved back to the area a few years ago after living in Northern Virginia for the past 16 years. We have two daughters. Katy has been a 3rd teacher at Daniel Webster School in Marshfield who has just decided to move to and teach in Barcelona, Spain! Nancy works for Jacobs Engineering in their IT department. I grew up in Duxbury, graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Business Management, and have a Masters of Education from U Mass Boston. Before moving back, I was a preschool director in Herndon, Virginia for 11 years and a preschool teacher for older 4 year olds for 5 years. I look forward to getting back into the classroom and working with your children.