Getting to Know You

Rebecca StewartRebecca Stewart

Mrs. Sewart is a new Special Education teacher at M.C. Smith Intermediate School. She keeps busy both in and out of school, and so far she really likes the feel of the Hudson community.

Here are a few things to help you get to know more about Mrs. Stewart:

 

What is your role here at the Hudson City School District, and where do you work?
I am currently the Special Education teacher for the 3/4 self-contained classroom at Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School (MCSIS).

When did you start working here?
I was hired at the very end of August 2017 to begin the school year in September 2017. This is my first year at the district.

What do you like most about your job?
I really like the community and diversity within the district. It is really exciting to see how the community works together and appreciates the unique way that Hudson works.

What is your education background?
I completed my undergraduate studies with a B.A. in World History and also Religious Studies. I attended Sage Graduate School to complete my M.A. certifications in Elementary Education and Special Education, extending that to Early Childhood Education after graduation.

What is your background like – previous jobs?
I have done a little bit of everything! I have always worked with people with exceptionalities in some capacity. But beyond that scope, I have worked as a cardiothoracic surgery coodinator and office manager, owned and ran my own painting company and have worked many part-time jobs too.

Tell us a bit about your life and interests outside of school.
Outside of work, I am an active member of my church and am the den leader for my youngest son's cub scout troop. My life is quite busy keeping up with my daughter who wrestles on a national level, and my eldest son who is an artist and in college for construction engineering. I love the outdoors, reading and painting. We have two dogs—I love dogs! I also raise chickens and ducks, and occasionally turkeys. 

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Head up, chin down, eyes to the sky and just keep going.

What is your motto or personal mantra?
My students will tell you that I always say that “fair isn't everyone getting what they want, it’s that everyone gets what they need.” I think an important lesson for everyone to understand is that we are unique and that we each have potential to succeed, even when things are tough.