Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. UMASS, Amherst Masters: Teachers College, Columbia University Additional License/Graduate Work: Reading Teacher Certified, Salem State University

Jean Murtagh

Jean has been teaching elementary school here since 1988. She completed her graduate studies at Teachers College, Columbia University and Salem State College. After twenty years in the classroom she became a reading specialist. 

Some of her favorite books to teach are Charlottes Web, Brave Irene, and The One and Only Ivan.  It may be surprising coming from a reading teacher, but Jean is thrilled with the renewed emphasis on STEM and the hands-on learning it brings to children.

 “You’re terrific as far as I’m concerned, and that’s what counts. ….and I think you’re sensational.” 

Charlotte A. Cavatica 
Charlotte’s Web