One of Coginchaug’s new teachers for 2019-2020 is Emily DelGrego, a teacher in the history and social studies department. She is not new to the district, however, teaching eight of her 20 years as a teacher at Strong Middle School as a reading and history teacher. This year, she is teaching Western Heritage (10th grade), US History (11th grade), and AP US History (11th Grade).
“I’ve always wanted to teach history,” Mrs. DelGrego expressed, “and I like having conversations with students about history and the modern-day, which can only be done in secondary schools, and the conversations are richer.”
Afterr growing up in a household of teachers, she decided to become one.
“Both my parents are teachers, and it sounded like a good life, and I like learning,” she explained.
She began her teaching career as a history teacher before transitioning
“I’m just teaching history now,” she said, “and I’m going back to my roots.”
When she’s not teaching, she can be found coaching ice hockey, hiking trails in New Hampshire, and being with her family.
Even though she is previously adjusted into the district, she is enjoying Coginchaug.
“This is a really positive environment with lots of things going on,” DelGrego said, “so I really enjoy being here.”
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