Faculty Q&A: Ms. Precourt

Faculty Q&A: Ms. Precourt

HUDSON, N.H. -- The Hudson School District continues to spotlight its wonderful faculty members, as they spotlight Ms. Precourt from the Early Learning Center.

Q: How long have you been teaching and how long have you been working in Hudson?

A: This marks my tenth year as an educator, with eight of those years dedicated to teaching first grade here in Hudson!


Q: What made you want to get into teaching?

A: I have always known I wanted to be a teacher. I began working with children at a young age. Growing up in Hudson, I was inspired by the positive impact my teachers had on me. I wanted to emulate that influence and help students learn and grow, which I have always found incredibly rewarding.


Q: What are some of your favorite lessons that you teach?

A: It is hard to narrow it down. I enjoy everything about teaching first grade, particularly reading and social emotional learning. Bringing characters to life through stories, using songs to enhance learning, and instilling good citizenship and friendship skills are certainly highlights. Plus, our exploration of life cycles, like the journey of chick development, is always a hit! We even hatch chicks! The students take their job of caring for the chicks very seriously.


Q: What do you like to do outside of school?

A: When I am not teaching, you'll find me camping, traveling to new places, spending quality time with my family, and indulging in crafting projects.


Q: What do you think makes the Early Learning Center and Hudson School District unique from other area schools?

A: The Early Learning Center’s single-grade structure is certainly unique. It allows collaboration among teachers and ensures equitable instruction across classrooms. With every educator in our building sharing the same goals, the different perspectives and ideas enhance our collective mission. We all share and learn from one another, benefiting our students in turn!

The Hudson School District truly stands out for the CTE program at Alvirne High School, which offers students the chance to explore career paths ranging from culinary arts to mechanics, thereby creating opportunities beyond graduation. I graduated alongside several individuals who began their careers at Alvirne! Some of my first graders are already talking about what classes they want to take.


Q:What’s your favorite part about what you do?

A:The best part of teaching is witnessing students' growth and those "aha" moments. Seeing their faces light up when they achieve milestones like reading their first book or solving a challenging math problem reaffirms the joy and fulfillment in education. Like many teachers, I live for those moments!