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Faculty Favorites: Mrs. Hackett

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Jessica Mulkey, Staff Writers
December 10, 2014

The favorite movie of English teacher Jill Hackett is Anne of Green Gables. It’s no surprise that her favorite character from the film is Anne. Mrs. Hackett explained, “Anne came from a difficult background but she was a dreamer and eventually became a great, creative teacher.” Her favorite... Read more »

Interview With Hawthorne’s Newest English Teacher, Ms. Tullo

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Rocco Pecoraro, Staff Writer
December 9, 2014

One of the many new teachers at Hawthorne High School is English teacher, Shaina Tullo.  Ms. Tullo teaches English 1 Honors, English Π CP, and English III CP.  This is her first year teaching at HHS.  Before she became a Hawthorne Bear, Ms. Tullo taught at Bergen Arts High School in Hackensack,... Read more »

Faculty Favorites: Ms. Di Geronimo


Jessica Mulkey , Staff Writers
November 20, 2014

Librarian Theresa Di Geronimo’s favorite movie is Gone with the Wind because it is an epic classic with great history, human relationships, strong characters and a great story. Her favorite character is Scarlet O’Hara played by Vivian Lee because she was one of the first strong female characters... Read more »

Faculty Favorites: Ms. Wentworth

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Jessica Mulkey, Staff Writers
October 22, 2014

Mrs. Wentworth’s favorite movie is Dirty Dancing. Her favorite actor in the movie is Patrick Swayze, and the scene she likes the most is the lift scene at the end of the film, when Johnny lifts Baby.

Faculty Favorites: Ms Clifford


Jessica Mulkey, Staff Writers
October 22, 2014

  Ms. Clifford: “My favorite movie is Brave Heart… although there is a lot of action, there is also a romantic love story.”

Welcome Keith Williams: HHS Band Director


Nikki Schuldt, Contibutor
October 13, 2014

  Keith Williams is one of several new faculty members at Hawthorne High School this year. An alum of the Hartt School (a comprehensive performing arts conservatory of the University of Hartford), Williams brings a younger perspective to his new position as band director. “My goal for the marching... Read more »

HHS Welcomes Back an Old Friend and New Principal


Cielle Tousignant, Staff Writer
October 6, 2014

The new Hawthorne High School principal, Daniel LaGrone,  is a Hawthorne Bear to the core. A 1992 alum of this high school, La Grone was a Lincoln Middle School history teacher from September 2001 to December 2009, and then again from September 2010 to August 2012.  He also served as interim vice... Read more »

Welcome, Mr. D’Anna!


Ricky Dockray, Staff Writer
May 9, 2014

Hawthorne High School welcomed interim principal Michael D’Anna on May 1, 2014, after Barry Cohen’s retirement.  So far, D’Anna has been “very impressed” by Hawthorne High and its “college campus feel.” He is also extremely pleased that everyone has been so “welcoming.” D’Anna comes... Read more »

Mr. Barry Cohen’s Reflections on HHS


Natalie Tousignant and Leah Matari
April 30, 2014

Hawthorne High School principal and former athletic director, Barry Cohen, will retire on May 1, 2014. After 15 years here, Cohen recalls, “Hawthorne really accepted me early on.” This is due in no small part to a leadership style that is full of compassion, understanding, and integrity. Recently,... Read more »

Diana Davis: New Head of Special Programs


Luis Mendoza, Staff Writer
April 22, 2014

Shortly after the new year began, the Hawthorne school district welcomed a new Head of Special Programs, Diana Davis, on January 2, 2014. Although Davis did not start her teaching career in special education, she discovered a personal passion for and connection to it when her son was born with special... Read more »