Meet Abi Gershon
Abi will be working with students at the Braintree Elementary School this year as the K-6 Teacher Interventionist.
Prior to joining the staff in Braintree, Abi was an assistant teacher in a 5th/6th grade at a project-based charter school on Martha's Vineyard, and a teacher naturalist at the Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, MA.
A native of New Haven, Connecticut, Abi earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont, and her Master’s in Education with an emphasis on early childhood education from Antioch University in Keene, NH.
After competing her studies, Abi taught first grade for several years before having her first child. When she returned to teaching (two kids later), she worked as a math and reading specialist at the same elementary school in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.
“What I enjoy about teaching,” she said, “is that every day is different, and every student is unique. What I especially enjoy about teaching is that every day, I learn something new. Last year, I was a parent volunteer for the Four Winds Program at Brookfield School in my son's kindergarten classroom and each month I was able to teach hands-on nature lessons both in and outside of the classroom. When I asked my then five-year old son how he felt about having me come in and teach, he responded pretty frankly by saying, ‘I love learning about science with you.’ It made my day to hear him say that and it made being a volunteer for this exceptional program all the more worthwhile!”
When she’s not in the classroom, Abi enjoys chasing around her one year old daughter (who is perfecting her running skills); refereeing her four and six year old sons; and training the family’s rescue dog, Phoenix, who was found abandoned on a Navajo Reservation just outside of Phoenix, Arizona.”