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JoAnn Peterson Hawker


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

I grew up in Laurelton, New York, and my first language is English.

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in NYC?

Fewer people in Manhattan

Where did you go to college?

Pace University

What was your favorite book in middle school?

If I can remember that far back, Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George.


What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

One of my joys at HG is when I experience students' growth as they discover and tap into their great human potential.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

My favorite activity outside of HG is educating my community on how to live a holistic healthy lifestyle.

What is your favorite quote?

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about".

Wendy Mass

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