Josh Hassard

I graduated Hudson High School in 2014, after which I completed a year of study in elementary education at Framingham State University. Currently, I am working towards my associate's degree in early childhood education at Quinsigamond Community College, scheduled to graduate in Spring 2024. I believe that children learn best through various forms of play and teacher-guided interactions where they have the opportunity to be the stars, and I recognize the importance of celebrating diversity so that each child feels included. I believe in providing a classroom environment that allows children to feel relaxed, comfortable, and engaged, so that they are able to fully immerse themselves in learning, and I'm dedicated to fostering strong parent/guardian relationships to help maximize each family's involvement in their children's development. I really enjoy nature and, during quarantine, I enjoyed foraging wild plants and mushrooms. I live with my partner of two years and our two rescue dogs, Stella and Zoey.