Welcome Back!

Mrs. Gleason and I are thrilled to share that both staff and students at NMS had an outstanding opening day! It was wonderful to see all the smiling faces walk through the front doors and into our beautifully cleaned building. A big shout out to Mr. Nixon and his custodial staff for all their hard work over such a hot summer.  We are looking forward to another great school year. We are going to dedicate a few blog posts to introducing our new staff members. We are fortunate to welcome back two outstanding teachers, Mr. Judkins and Mrs. Wilson. So, here we go!

 Mr. Judkins, 8 Red Science

judderHello to everyone in the Nissitissit community! My name is Branden Judkins and I am returning to NMS this fall.  I have been teaching at North Middlesex Regional High School for the last five years and am excited to be back as an 8th grade science educator this year!
I recently welcomed a new baby boy, Gram into my family.  My wife and 5 year old son, Mason have been busy making him feel at home.  We have done many fun things this summer, but I’m ready to meet all of my new students!
Previously, I was a high school wrestler and wrestling coach and now I am an active member of a cross fit gym to stay healthy.  I also love SCUBA diving and have been on a dive in the giant ocean tank at Walt Disney World.
I’m looking forward to working on 8 Red this year because I know we will have an awesome group of students and will be able explore science in great depth!

Mrs. Wilson, Music and Chorus

IMG_4838Mrs. Wilson is returning to NMS!  She is very excited to work with all our students as the music and choir teacher.  She has taught middle school music for nine years, received her Bachelor’s of Music Education at University of Colorado at Boulder and also received her Master’s Degree from Fitchburg State University in Creative Arts Education.  She has two children, Owen and Ethan, ages three and one.  They love to go to the park, jump on trampolines, play freeze dance and search for treasure.  Her favorite book is Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.  She has traveled to Europe twice; once to perform on oboe with the Sound of American Honor Band and Chorus, and the other as a People to People Student Ambassador!  She was able to track down her von Trapp Family ancestry in Aigen, Austria and other Sound of Music landmarks during her visit!  Mrs. Wilson is looking forward to creating music with all her students again!

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