New Teacher Profile: Ms. Megan Sass
Megan Sass has been working as a school psychologist for her entire career. From Mascenic Regional, to Wilton Lyndeborough Cooperative, and now to Hanover, she has been working with young people for over twenty years. Her goal is to help her students achieve their highest potential possible.
When asked how she likes Hanover so far, she said “I love it,”responding with a smile, “you could tell they really wanted to integrate us into the community.” An orientation was held two weeks prior to the first day of school where new staff were introduced to all things Hanover, as well as another meeting two days before the first day of school where all teachers were told how to adjust to the new year. “I really got a full week of school before you guys even arrived and it was just clear they wanted to do things well and be prepared for when the students enter.” One thing she doesn’t like about her experience so far is that she lives two hours away in Wilton, and has to commute.
Megan grew up in Quechee, VT, where her family still resides to this day, part of the reason she moved back to the Upper Valley. After high school she attended Saint Anselm College, then Notre Dame College, both located in Manchester, NH. She began her career at the Mascenic School District in 1998, until her son Keenan was born a year later. She then started her own consulting district within the Wilton Lyndeborough Cooperative School District, located in Wilton, NH. She was there for almost twenty years helping students from multiple schools achieve their goals, until recently taking a new position at Hanover High, where she works with students one on one in her new office. She mostly sees kids with Individualized Education Plans on a weekly basis, but the office is open to anyone who wants to stop by. She checks in with students if their teachers ask, but this is for a one-time meeting, and she later will connect them with their guidance counselor.
Megan Sass says HHS has “a very welcoming culture,” and hopes to connect more with her students as the year goes on and help as many people as she possibly can.
Ms. Megan Sass
(from the staff look book)